The Truth is Hard but we’re excited to be able to support the community of people who seek it at SRCCON. The New York Times is a continually evolving team of journalists, coders, designers, product managers, women and men all contributing to the 160+ year history of the Grey Lady.
WordPress.com VIP offers a scalable and secure managed platform, expert support, and end-to-end guidance on running content applications at scale. We provide hosting and support throughout the digital media landscape, from focused outlets like Mother Jones, FiveThirtyEight, and Foreign Policy to some of the biggest publishing groups, like News Corp, Meredith, PMC, Digital First Media, and Abril. We’re proud to support the intersection of journalism and open source technology all over the world and participate in communities and events like ONA, Poynter, WAN-IFRA, and WordCamp for Publishers. We love SRCCON and have returned to sponsor and participate every year since the inaugural event in 2014.
Working together with publishers around the world through trainings, programs, and partnerships, the Facebook Journalism Project seeks to help strengthen communities by connecting people with meaningful journalism. We create strong ties with the news industry through 3 efforts. First, we build community through news, working and investing in institutes dedicated to funding high-quality journalism and building sustainable futures for community-based news. Second, we train newsrooms globally—visiting newsrooms and offering online courses to train journalists around the world on how to leverage social tools to tell stories that matter. Third, we support quality through journalism by partnering directly with news publishers and non-profit organizations to combat misinformation, promote news literacy, fund news initiatives, share best practices, and improve journalism on our platform. To stay up-to-date on our latest news, initiatives and training seminars, visit www.facebookjournalismproject.com and like the Facebook Journalism Project on Facebook.
The Google News Initiative is our effort to bring together everything we do as a company—across products, partnerships, and programs—to help journalism thrive in the digital age. We are focused on three key objectives: elevating quality information (which includes combating misinformation), evolving business models to support quality journalism (beyond ads to subscriptions), and empowering news organizations to use new technology (like AI) to meet their needs.
I'm an old-school nerd, doing what I can to respect and support the people who fight to protect the values that America aspires to: fairness, opportunity and respect. I amplify the voices of the grassroots and advance their efforts to make sure everyone is included, and treated fairly and respectfully. I see my role as connecting people who are doing good, enabling them to do what they do best and then getting out of their way. I encourage others who have benefited from the many opportunities afforded by our country to give back. Because it's the right thing to do.
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The Lenfest Institute for Journalism is the first-of-its-kind non-profit organization whose sole mission is to develop and support sustainable business models for great local journalism. The Institute was founded in 2016 by cable television entrepreneur H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest. Lenfest gifted to the Institute an initial endowment of $20 million, which has since been supplemented by other donors, for investment in innovative news initiatives, new technology, and new models for sustainable journalism. Lenfest also gifted his ownership of the Philadelphia Media Network (The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and philly.com, the Philadelphia region’s largest local news website) and these news properties now serve as a live lab for the Institute’s innovation efforts.
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Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy. For more, visit knightfoundation.org.
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