To celebrate Veterans Day, News Match 2017 featured journalists and newsrooms whose work has lifted up critical issues impacting veterans and their families, including our recent "Insight with John Ferrugia: Serving Those Who Served" report on the VA system in Colorado.
Now through Dec. 31, 2017, individual donations to RMPBS up to $1,000 each will be doubled by News Match partners, including Democracy Fund, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
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As Nation Honors U.S. Veterans, News Match Celebrates Veteran-focused Journalism
Major Foundations Call on Americans to Commemorate Veterans Day by Funding Nonprofit Newsrooms Focusing on Veterans & Military Issues
November 9, 2017
Washington, DC – Ahead of Veterans Day, News Match—the largest-ever grassroots campaign to strengthen nonprofit journalism across the United States—is highlighting participating newsrooms with a proven track record of reporting on critical issues impacting veterans and their families.
“Every Veterans Day, Americans come together to recognize the sacrifice and valor of our veterans throughout the country,” said Sue Cross, Executive Director and CEO of the Institute for Nonprofit News. “Nonprofit news organizations do this daily through their groundbreaking reporting—ensuring our nation lives up to our commitment to those who have served.”
Now through Dec. 31, nonprofit newsrooms participating in the News Match campaign are eligible to receive matching funds for all individual donations up to $1,000. Anyone can contribute by visiting www.newsmatch.org—the first one-stop platform for donating to nonprofit news. News Match supports veteran-focused newsrooms like The War Horse, Connecticut Health I-Team, ProPublica, Reveal, Rocky Mountain PBS, and many others.
Why Quality Journalism Matters When We Talk About Honoring Veterans
November 10, 2017
Excerpted from MediaShift.org:
Rocky Mountain PBS
Just last month, Colorado-based Rocky Mountain PBS launched the season premiere of their “Insight” series with an investigation entitled, “Serving Those Who Served” — an in-depth look at the understaffed, overburdened VA system. The reporting was also paired with resources for veterans. “Two of the veterans in this piece had never talked about what happened to them while serving their country,” said Laura Frank, who leads original content production at Rocky Mountain PBS. “Our journalists were able to take the time to gain their trust — and the outcome was to give them a voice they’d never had. Plus, their Congressman has now introduced two bills that would help them and their fellow veterans. That’s the way good journalism is supposed to work. We give voice to the voiceless and give information to those who can help make a difference.”