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Building Excitement: More than 150 Nonprofit Newsrooms Will Participate in NewsMatch in 2018

Jason Alcorn and Elizabeth Tilis, NewsMatch
September 10, 2018

Today we're excited to announce that more than 150 nonprofit newsrooms are set to participate in this year's NewsMatch campaign, which from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31 will double individual gifts to trusted news organizations. NewsMatch helped to raise more than $4.8 million from individual donors and a coalition of funders in 2017. This year, more than 40 newsrooms will be participating for the first time: an increase of more than 40 percent.

We see an incredible amount of excitement building. Participating newsrooms are using the campaign to cultivate new partners in their community and talk about the value and impact of their work. And since July, participants have had access to weekly trainings with the Institute for Nonprofit News and News Revenue Hub to grow their fundraising capacity and learn how to use online fundraising tools, so their year-end campaign will be a success.

NewsMatch is also a call to action to the public. It is a call to everyone who believes in freedom of the press. A call to communities across the U.S. to empower journalists, especially local journalists, to tell stories that spark change and hold leaders accountable. Let's rally together to make this NewsMatch campaign another record-setting one.

Donors can easily find and support trusted reporting in their community and on issues they care about at NewsMatch.org. Donations can also be made directly to participating newsrooms.

The full list of nonprofit news organizations selected for NewsMatch 2018 include:

In the Northeast:

Adirondack Explorer; Baltimore Brew; CivicStory; Connecticut Health Investigative Team; City Limits; Delaware Currents; ecoRI News; Hidden City Philadelphia; Highlands Current; Hummel Report; Investigative Post; Lower Cape TV/Lower Cape News; Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting; Maryland Matters; MarylandReporter.com; NancyOnNorwalk.com; New England Center for Investigative Reporting; New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism; New Haven Independent; NJ Spotlight; Philadelphia Public School Notebook; PublicSource; The CT Mirror; The GroundTruth Project; VTDigger.org; and WHYY.

In the Midwest:

Belt Media Collaborative; Better Government Association; Block Club Chicago; Bridge Magazine; City Bureau; Flint Beat; East Lansing Info; Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism; KCUR-FM; Madison365; Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service; MinnPost; Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism; South Dakota News Watch; St. Louis Public Radio; The Chicago Reporter; The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting; Wausau Pilot and Review; WDET; WFYI Public Media; and Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.

In the South:

Alabama Initiative for Independent Journalism; Arkansas Nonprofit News Network; Austin Monitor; Borderzine; Breckenridge Texan; Carolina Public Press; Center for Sustainable Journalism; Centro de Periodismo Investigativo; Charlottesville Tomorrow; Daily Yonder; Florida Bulldog; Florida Center for Investigative Reporting; Frontier Media Group; Georgia Health News; Insider Media Group, Inc.; Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting; KYForward.com; LkldNow.com; Mississippi Today; North Carolina Health News; Northern Kentucky Tribune; Oklahoma Watch; Scalawag Magazine; Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation; Texas Observer; The Austin Bulldog; The Lens; and The Texas Tribune.

In the West:

Alhambra Source; Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting; Aspen Journalism; Bay Nature Institute; BenitoLink.com; California Health Report; CALmatters; Crosscut; EdSource; High Country News; Honolulu Civil Beat; inewsource; InvestigateWest; KPBS; Mission Local; Montana Free Press; Mountain Independent; New Mexico In Depth; NowCastSA; Rivard Report; Rocky Mountain Public Media; Searchlight New Mexico; San Francisco Public Press; The Colorado Independent; The Nevada Independent; The Seattle Globalist; TucsonSentinel.com; Voice of OC; Voice of San Diego; Voices of Monterey Bay; WitnessLA; and WyoFile.

National/Global Publications:

100 Reporters; Anthropocene Magazine; Center for Responsive Politics; Chalkbeat; Civil Eats; Current; Energy News Network; Ensia; FairWarning; Food and Environment Reporting Network; Fostering Media Connections; Futuro Media Group; Grist; Indigenous Media Freedom Alliance; In These Times; Injustice Watch; InsideClimate News; International Consortium of Investigative Journalists; Investigative Reporting Workshop; Mother Jones; MuckRock; National Parks Traveler; Next City; Orb Media; PassBlue; PBS NewsHour; PolitiFact; ProPublica; Public Radio International (PRI) / Public Radio Exchange (PRX); Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting; Religion News Foundation; Retro Report; Science News; Solitary Watch; The Center for Investigative Reporting; Tarbell; The Center for Public Integrity; The Conversation US; The Hechinger Report; The Intercept; The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute; The Marshall Project; The New Food Economy; The Trace; The War Horse; Threshold; Washington Monthly; and Youth Radio.

These nonprofit news organizations are all members in good standing of the Institute for Nonprofit News. To be a member, an organization must be a 501(c)(3) or have a 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor, must be transparent about funding sources, and produce investigative and/or public-service reporting. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Visit newsmatch.org for more information.

We want to give a special thanks to all of NewsMatch’s incredible partners. The campaign is driven by a partnership with the Institute for Nonprofit News and the News Revenue Hub, Democracy Fund, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The Miami Foundation serves as fiscal sponsor for the fund. The Facebook Journalism Project also recently made a $1 million donation to NewsMatch in 2018. Donors and foundations can join NewsMatch 2018 or support individual newsrooms by contacting The Miami Foundation’s Lindsey Linzer (LLinzer@miamifoundation.org).