DG
5

Access to Trusted News & Information

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Overview

All Americans should have ready access to trusted news sources that provide high-quality, non-partisan, accurate, and reliable information and coverage of news at the local, state, and national levels. Through promoting high-quality and verifiable information and curtailing the intentional or unintentional spread of harmful and inaccurate information, Americans will be able to engage in democratic debate and disagreement on the basis of shared truths and understanding.

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Events
November 3, 2023

Democracy's Immune System: Presented by the MacArthur Foundation

More Perfect and the MacArthur Foundation organized a panel at the Obama Foundation Democracy Forum on DG 5: Access to Trusted Information and strengthening local news
January 27, 2023

Summit for Local News & Journalism

Discussing how all Americans should have ready access to trusted news sources that provide high-quality, non-partisan, accurate, and reliable information and coverage of news at the local, state, and national levels. Convening hosted by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chalkbeat, and The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands to create a roadmap to strengthen local journalism.
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Activity

CPB Invests $2.25 Million in State Government Coverage

Funding strengthens coverage in 7 states and provides more editorial support for public media statehouse reporters

More Perfect’s John Bridgeland Mobilizes Public Media

As America approaches its 250th anniversary, the CPB Public Media Thought Leader Forum brought innovators and public media leaders together to discuss strengthening our democracy and civil society.

MacArthur Foundation: Press Forward Will Award More Than $500 Million to Revitalize Local News

A national coalition of donors catalyzes local news and information for stronger communities.

Newspapers are disappearing where democracy needs them most

Local news is the oxygen of democracy, the most trusted source for the most essential information, and we’ve long known why dying newsrooms damage communities.
Events
January 27, 2023

Summit for Local News & Journalism

Discussing how all Americans should have ready access to trusted news sources that provide high-quality, non-partisan, accurate, and reliable information and coverage of news at the local, state, and national levels. Convening hosted by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chalkbeat, and The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands to create a roadmap to strengthen local journalism.
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This goal does not yet have initiatives associated with it.