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29 Times Nonprofit Journalism Made a Difference In 2018

When it comes to the biggest stories of 2018, from immigration to education, gun violence to campaign finance, nonprofit journalists around the country have been a driving force for good, revealing corruption and lifting up the stories of their communities.

Shining a Spotlight on Family Separation

Katie Schoolov/KPBS

Revealing Corporate Corruption and Wrongdoing

Photo via In These Times Magazine

Driving Accountability in Local Coverage of #MeToo

Paul Ingram/

Reporting on Elections and Campaign Finance

Erin Lefevre for ProPublica

Covering Criminal Justice Across the Country

Sebastian Hidalgo for City Bureau

Keeping An Eye on Education

Photo by Ryan Loew/PublicSource

Standing up For Kids and Families

Emma Lee/ WHYY PlanPhilly

Tracking Pollution and Public Health

Karen Pulfer for FERN

How You Can Help

Nonprofit journalists are able to take on these stories, to spend the time to get it right, because they are supported by their community. That means they answer to the public, but that the public has a role to play.



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Josh Stearns

Director, Public Square Program at the Democracy Fund. Journalism and democracy of, by and for the people. Formerly: @grdodge @freepress