“Fundamentally, our work is about building relationships and trust”

A conversation about public media in the Garden State with the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s Molly de Aguiar WATERSHED: Your organization is a longtime, mainline public-media funder — and a household fixture in North Jersey in the ’70s and ’80s, Continue reading “Fundamentally, our work is about building relationships and trust”

Priority problems: Journalism’s position in the charitable-giving ecosystem

Amidst the news industry’s many challenges, and the hopeful flowering of a new nonprofit-news movement, the low position of public-interest news reporting in the charitable ecosystem is a troubling puzzle.

It also speaks poorly of our cultural and democratic priorities. Billions are spent on media that sell and influence, producing messages that serve vested political and commercial interests — yet the room sure clears out fast when the conversation turns to the topic of paying for public-interest journalism. Continue reading Priority problems: Journalism’s position in the charitable-giving ecosystem

Ted Glasser: Imagining a National Endowment for Journalism

Go big or go home! For its debut edition, Talking Public Media chats with Stanford communication professor TED GLASSER, who brings a fifty-state strategy with his modest proposal for the creation of a National Endowment for Journalism. Glasser also weighs Continue reading Ted Glasser: Imagining a National Endowment for Journalism