Fovrth Launches $40k Matching Campaign following Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit
Fovrth Co-Founder and Forbes 30 Under 30 2017, Anna Therese Day, receives pledges of support for Fovrth’s 2018 Initiatives
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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — The journalism industry faces challenges on many fronts — from threats to press freedom at home and abroad, to a crisis in public confidence in the media, to a collapsing business model leaving newsrooms with less money in a moment where there’s more work to do than ever.
At the same time, new media technologies can enable audiences to connect with stories in personal and powerful ways — yet the production of theses stories remains largely out of reach due to cost constraints.
Seeking to unleash these storytelling opportunities on pressing issues of the day, four generous contributors from Forbes 30 Under 30 community have pledged to match up to $40,000 in support of Fovrth’s 2018 Initiatives:
- Diversity, Identity + Gender
- Climate Change + Environmental Justice
- Conflict + Crisis
- New Media Storytelling
This campaign was born out of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit held last month in Boston and will run through Friday, December 15th, 2017, with the goal of raising $40k through small dollar contributions from the public. Through this match, the Forbes 30 Under 30 donors seek to mobilize audiences to support a model of journalism that combines the rigor of classical muckraking with the exciting possibilities of evolving new media technologies, like virtual reality.
Anna Therese Day, co-founder of Fovrth Studios and a Forbes 30 Under 30 2017 recipient, says, “We started Fovrth Studios in the spirit of the Fourth Estate, which, through rigorous, meticulous, and relentless investigative reporting, ensures that power is kept in check. Today, funds for this type of journalism are drying up, so we are turning to the public — with the amazing support of my Forbes family — to support us as we work to shed light on important topics, like climate change and gender equality.”
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