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Press Forward Announces First Open Call for Funding Will Address Historic Inequalities in Local News Coverage

Press Forward, the $500 million movement to reimagine local news, will launch applications on April 30 for its first open call for funding focused on addressing the long-standing inequalities in journalistic coverage of underserved communities. 

Press Forward Announces Major Expansion of its Local Chapters – Now in 17 Communities Across the Country

(Feb. 21, 2024) MIAMI – Press Forward, the national movement investing more than $500 million to strengthen communities and local news, announced today that 11 communities are joining its network of local chapters across the country. The new chapters – Colorado, Lancaster, Pa., Lexington, Ky., Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, South Florida, and Wyoming – … Read More

Press Forward Names Dale R. Anglin as Director of the National Coalition to Reinvigorate Local News

Feb. 13, 2024 – Press Forward today announced that Dale R. Anglin will serve as the inaugural director of the growing coalition of local and national funders committed to investing more than $500 million to strengthen communities, democracy and local news. Anglin, a leader in philanthropy and journalism, brings expertise crucial to Press Forward’s mission, particularly in fostering collaboration among … Read More

Press Forward Announces Network of Local Chapters

November 3, 2023 – A growing coalition of funders today announced the next phase of their plan to strengthen local news at an unprecedented level: Press Forward Locals. A network of local chapters across the country—starting in Alaska; Chicago; Minnesota; Philadelphia; Springfield, Illinois; and Wichita—are springing up as funders are coordinating or collaborating across states and regions to bring new … Read More

Press Forward Will Award More Than $500 Million to Revitalize Local News

September 7, 2023 – A national coalition of donors catalyzes local news and information for stronger communities. A coalition of 22 donors today announced Press Forward, a national initiative to strengthen communities and democracy by supporting local news and information with an infusion of more than a half-billion dollars over the next five years. Since 2005, approximately 2,200 local newspapers … Read More