How journalists can use participatory budgeting to better serve their communities

Simon Galperin
Nov 6, 2018 · 3 min read
Attendees at a Free Press: News Voices event deliberate on their local news and information needs in a process similar to participatory budgeting. (Photo by Tim Karr for Free Press)
  • You’re looking for an exciting way to launch or promote membership. You can make participatory budgeting a benefit for members.
  • You need to address a major organizational impropriety. You can ask the community you’ve wronged to help you decide how your reporting resources should be allocated to make your organization more inclusive.
  • You want to bridge divides between local institutions and underserved communities. You can collaborate with local government or civic institutions to facilitate a participatory budgeting process on their behalf.

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Thanks to Joe Amditis.

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Fan of democracy and journalism. Working to bridge the gap between the two at GroundSource and the Community Info Cooperative.

Community Information Cooperative

Funding local news in the public interest