A letter to the field: From Press Forward's new director


This week is my first as Press Forward’s director, a challenge I’m thrilled to take on. As I am settling in, I have been learning the finer details about Press Forward and wanted to share some perspective and a bit about where we are headed.

First, thank you for being patient as Press Forward has worked over the past six months to start hiring a team, build internal processes, and perhaps most importantly, to grow this coalition of enthusiastic supporters of local news. Always remember Press Forward was designed to allow a range of investments, so get used to hearing about the local chapters, the Pooled Fund and Aligned Grantmaking.

We now have more than 52 funders in our coalition and have nearly tripled the number of our local chapters to 17. In April, the Pooled Fund will open for applications from local news initiatives in one or more of our priority areas.

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