Dec. 17, 2014, 4:35 p.m., Posted by Steve Outing
The nine fellows who will deploy the Silicon Valley Community Foundation's "Silicon Valley Stories" program. From left to right: Celina Rodriguez, David Wang, Giang Phan, Harvey Barkin, Henrietta Burroughs, Lisa Tsering, Melissa Hernandez, Rian Dundon and Veronica Taylor Avendano.
This post is one in a series on what four community and place-based foundations are learning by funding media projects that help to meet their local information needs. All are funded through the Knight Community Information Challenge.
For a growing number of community and place-based foundations, recent years have moved them from understanding that the communities they serve have a news and information gap, to beginning to act as information providers themselves to help meet that need. It’s no simple task to take a community foundation into what used to be the purview of others — most notably local news media, which have suffered nearly universally in recent years.
Dec. 17, 2014, 1:50 p.m., Posted by ylatimore
Dec. 17, 2014, 1:44 p.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad
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