Rebuilding Trust in Media

Ashoka Fellows are working to rebuild trust in the media by ensuring journalists have the resources and tools that enable rigorous, fact-based, and reliable journalism.

In the midst of "fake news," Ashoka Fellows has been supporting and developing data sources that are open, transparent, and easily accessible for journalists to be able to serve societal interests.

Ashoka Fellows, such as Paul Radu in Romania, Natalia Viana in Brazil, and Gonzalo Fanjul in Spain, are actively working to activate citizenship and human rights.

Ashoka's study this year, "The Bottom Up Media Revolution," prepared in partnership with the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, saw five types of innovations as necessary given the current situation.

These types of innovations include: 1) Improving the infrastructure in which the media operates; 2) Strengthening quality of journalism; 3) Ensuring media is a tool for civic engagement; 4) Bolstering economics of media; and 5) Increasing media literacy. Read the Entire Article


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A customized collection of grant news from foundations and the federal government from around the Web.

Newsmatch Making a Lasting Impact in Communities Throughout the U.S.
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Karen Rundlet, director for journalism at Knight Foundation, writes an article originally published at kf.org. Her article tackles how "Americans still don't understand the full extent of the...more

Oslo Saw Zero Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths in 2019

City data for Oslo, Norway, which has a population of about 673,000, show a dramatic reduction in traffic fatalities. According to a story in the Norwegian paper Aftenposten, safety advocates are...more

Entrepreneurs Discuss the Benefits of Impact Investing at Emory University

Emory Impact Investing Group (EIIG) hosted a panel attended by students, faculty, and Atlanta community members, at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. The event discussed the challenges and...more

How a Tax Break to Help Poor Communities Became a Windfall for the Rich

The Trump administration's multibillion-dollar tax break that is supposed to help low-income areas became a windfall for the wealthiest Americans. The goal of the tax benefit was to persuade...more

Invest Acadiana Recognized as Leading Opportunity Zone Fund
Foundation: Community Foundation of Acadiana

Invest Acadiana, of Louisiana, was recognized as a leading Opportunity Zone Community in new national list. The Forbes OZ 20: Top Opportunity Zone Catalysts, a partnership between the Sorenson...more

Strong Connections Create Social Impact

Jim Katzaman, manager at Largo Financial Services, features Timothy Macharia, chief management officer of Arielle for Africa and a passionate digital marketer, brand developer and graphic...more

The Power of Open Data to Transform and Engage Communities
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Lilian Coral, Knight Foundation's director for national strategy and technology innovation, shares details on the Foundation's new call for ideas that explore transformational ways data can be used...more

Local Change, Big Impact: LISC's State & Local Policy Survey

LISC seeks its partners around the country, spanning the nonprofit, small business, philanthropic, public, and corporate sectors to take on its State & Local Policy Survey. LISC's goal is to...more

Philanthropy and Local Communities
Foundation: Nebraska Community Foundation

K.C. Belitz, chief operating officer of the Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF), provides an example of how to use philanthropy to do community-building and a call to action. Belitz writes that...more

New NYC Program Pairs Homeless Youth with Seniors with Extra Bedrooms

The Home Sharing Program, which recently launched in all five New York City boroughs, pairs homeless youth with senior citizens who have extra rooms in their apartments. According to Lorraine...more







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Meet Leilah Janah, Samasource CEO and Social Entrepreneur


Meet Leilah Janah, Samasource CEO and Social Entrepreneur

Leilah Janah is a social entrepreneur popularly known as the CEO of Samasource, a nonprofit organization that works to bring enterprise data services which focus on helping disadvantaged workers. Samasource also makes it possible to change the lives of its workers and their families by helping them find dignified, sustainable work online.




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