5:00 - 6:00
The nonprofit news model is growing nationwide, giving rise to local and national coverage from newsrooms that are independent of the motivations of shareholders and advertisers. A panel of journalists from nonprofit news group El Tímpano, Mission Local and San José Spotlight will describe their goals, successes, and challenges.
A staffperson will moderate the discussion, and there will be a question and answer period.
El Tímpano works in collaboration with residents and community partners to create empowering, two-way channels of information that inform and engage the Bay Area’s Latino and Mayan immigrants.
Since 2008, Mission Local, an independent news site based in the Mission District, has been focused on high-impact, enterprise reporting on everything from police reform to corruption at City Hall, housing, education and now the pandemic.
San José Spotlight is San Jose's first nonprofit news organization dedicated to independent political and business reporting. Their mission is to change the face of local journalism by building a community-supported newsroom that ignites civic engagement, educates citizens and strengthens our democracy.