Tracie Powell is founder of the Pivot Fund and was a founder of the Racial Equity in Journalism Fund at Borealis Philanthropy.
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Upstart News Outlets Are Leading a Media Revolution in Communities of Color. Grant Makers Should Take Notice.A new breed of Black and brown journalists is reaching overlooked consumers through Facebook and Instagram. They need philanthropic investment to achieve long-term sustainability as trusted local new sources.
The Ozy Media Debacle Is a Cautionary Tale for Journalism DonorsBefore funding a news organization, donors should ensure the outlet can deliver on its promises and reach the intended audience. Without such vetting, philanthropic organizations are likely to miss out on opportunities to support journalism where it is needed most — in underserved communities of color.