Who Funds Your News? Transparency and nonprofit journalism
Traditional news media increasingly collaborate with and publish content from news websites and journalism organizations, many of which are young nonprofits. Some of these newcomers report on politics and receive funding from donors with political agendas.
While some disclose details about their donor lists, financial operations and key personnel, others don’t.
Does transparency matter?
Karen Lincoln Michel, News Director, Green Bay Press-Gazette
Arthur Brisbane, Public Editor, New York Times
Andy Hall, Executive Director, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Brant Houston, Knight Chair in Investigative & Enterprise Reporting, University of Illinois