On May 3rd, we hosted a DPN Conversation on the topic of Local News Dollars — a model of funding local journalismin which residents are issued vouchers to donate to journalism outlets of their choice.
We spoke with Dean Baker (Senior Economist at the Center for Economic & Policy Research), Maya Chupkov (Media & Democracy Program Manager at California Common Cause), Marcus Green (Publisher of the South Seattle Emerald, and a columnist with the Seattle Times), and Mark Histed (Democracy Policy Network’s Local News lead and organizer of DPN’s Local News Dollars state policy kit).
DPN Conversations are monthly briefings for state leaders, staffers, advocates, and journalists interested in learning about transformative state policies for deepening democracy. Each month, DPN brings in a panel of experts, advocates, and legislators to share their story and answer questions about the nuts and bolts of raising up an inspiring and impactful state policy idea. Videos from past DPN Conversations — on ideas ranging from Public Pharmaceuticals and Social Housing to Cooperatives and Restorative Justice — are here.
To learn more or to suggest a policy you think should be featured in a future DPN Conversation, email Mike Draskovic at Mike@DemocracyPolicy.network.
To join the fight for local news dollars in your community, email Mark Histed at MarkHisted@DemocracyPolicy.network.