Free Press Action Fund’s News Voices: New Jersey project just wrapped up its lightning tour of the state with community forums in Asbury Park and Tuckerton — the sixth and seventh events we held to gather grassroots feedback on the New Jersey Civic Information Consortium, which would fund impactful reporting around the state.
Centuries of discriminatory beliefs and practices continue to result in the murder and marginalization of Black people in America, making it necessary to educate our society over and over again. In this quest for liberation, we’ve found a critical tool: the internet.
North Jersey participants in the fifth in a series of Free Press Action Fund community forums hit all the notes of that old recipe for bridal beauty: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
On June 1, the majority leaders of the New Jersey Legislature introduced a bill to create a groundbreaking fund to support public-interest news and information.
Two evenings before, 25 local news consumers gathered to describe in vivid detail why they think such a step is needed.