Executive Director Of Economic Hardship Reporting Project Amplifies The Voices Of Independent Journalists
More nonprofit newsrooms emerge as efforts increase to amplify marginalized and underrepresented journalist voices. The Institute for Nonprofit News reported that since 2017, more than 135 nonprofit news outlets have launched. In addition, the number of newsrooms in the INN Network has doubled over the past four years and now exceeds 400 independent news organizations. These organizations share stories that otherwise would go untold–connecting communities.
Alissa Quart, executive director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project (EHRP), ensures independent journalists are supported to create gripping stories, often countering the typical narratives. EHRP then injects the stories into mainstream media, mobilizing readers to change systems perpetuating economic hardship. Founded by the late Barbara Ehrenreich, an award-winning columnist and political activist, in 2012, EHRP is a nonprofit newsroom that funds and supports investigative journalism on topics ranging from housing to reproductive justice. Now, roughly 38% of its contributors are people of color, and about 67% are women.
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