Given limited resources, shouldn't more money go to news orgs directly, even if that means making hard choices?
Let's not forget the money that goes to consultants like us, too, Dick. ;-)
Strong, gutsy call. Thank you, Dick.
Hallelujah, Dick. I couldn't agree with you more. Some of the organizations you cite do excellent work, but the focus of national foundations on them largely to the exclusion of the news organizations directly is bewildering and frustrating. i
Right on Dick! This is a problem that isn’t being discussed, and it should be. Another issue is that so many of the grants to support local news organizations actually go to sites focused on narrow subjects and issues rather than local community news.
Agree that too much money goes to intermediaries but not sure if the problem is money going to associations--which do good work that no one else can--or philanthropic money going to businesses that, if they do their jobs well, should be for profit.