Local news “drives democratic engagement, mitigates disinformation & protects environmental standards.” UK philanthropy needs to step up to help it

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The Alternative – 23 May 2024

Here’s an interesting cross-post from the philanthropy sector magazine Alliance, which compares how philanthropists are responding to the crisis in local news – which we’re switched onto at this site (here, herehere and here) – in the UK, compared to the US and Europe. (Answer: not much.) The author is Jonathan Heywood, Executive Director of the Public Interest News Foundation in the UK.

Imagine if the education system collapsed overnight…