Opinion
August 25, 2016
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Grant Makers Can Point Journalists — and Others — to Solutions

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Andrew Loy begs on a downtown San Francisco sidewalk on June 28, a day on which Bay Area media outlets focused coverage on homelessness. The head of a network of grant makers addressing the issue says foundations can play a key role, bringing experience and expertise as well as funding to bear on the problem.

We waited by the phone, expecting it to ring. After all, we had something to say. 

In late June, more than 70 media outlets in San Francisco coordinated coverage on the causes and solutions of homelessness in the city. The calls from reporters...

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