How journalists can incorporate mutual aid to support one another and their communities


As newsrooms navigate financial pressures and shifts in ownership, many journalists have turned to mutual aid to support one another. 

Mutual aid is the practice in which people come together to assist communities whose needs aren’t being met, often due to a lack of systemic support. It is not charity, but instead follows a framework in which people give what they can and receive what they need.

For journalists, it offers the potential to better offer immediate support to each other in times of crisis, improve how they approach collaboration, and center the communities they cover.

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