- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 07/01/12 to 07/31/14
- Focus Area
- Engaged Communities
- Knight Community Information Challenge
- Portland, OR
To better serve the information needs of rural Oregon news organizations, The Oregon Community Foundation will create a cooperative news network where partners – including Oregon Public Broadcasting and local newspapers – will be able to share content.
Other activities include creating a business plan to make the cooperative self-sustaining based on syndication fees for members and expanding community news partnerships. The network will also hold live events in rural communities to highlight specific issues facing communities and broadcast the discussions on radio and TV.