Rebuilding the Infrastructure for Independent Media

Josh Stearns
May 6, 2015 · 4 min read

“No local newsroom is sustainable if they can’t afford to hire a lawyer.”

A New Legal Resource for Community News

Photo by Tim Evanson on Flickr, used via creative commons.

If we believe in the future of local news we need to invest in legal resources to protect local journalists.


The Engaged Journalism Lab

Welcome to the Engaged Journalism Lab, a project of Democracy Fund. Here you'll find blog posts, case studies, event recaps, and more ― all centered around building trusted, inclusive, and audience-driven journalism.

Thanks to Molly de Aguiar.

Josh Stearns

Written by

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

The Engaged Journalism Lab

Welcome to the Engaged Journalism Lab, a project of Democracy Fund. Here you'll find blog posts, case studies, event recaps, and more ― all centered around building trusted, inclusive, and audience-driven journalism.