Thursday, July 19, 2018

About The Next Mayor 2015

About The Next Mayor 2015

“The Next Mayor” has been created with support from the Philadelphia-based Wyncote Foundation. Wyncote Foundation was founded with funds from the Otto and Phoebe Haas Charitable Trusts and makes grants in arts and culture; education; the environment; health & human services, preservation; and public media and journalism.

Foundations have become increasingly interested in helping to keep journalism in this country robust. They have funded nonprofit entities like Center for Investigative Reporting, Pro Publica and Texas Tribune, as well as more traditional media outlets such as the New York Times, Seattle Times, Los Angeles Times, the Guardian and others.

Philadelphia Media Network sees such funding as a way to explore new ways of working, and expanding the base of public information beyond standard news coverage. Journalistic integrity and independence is the main driver in all our decisions about such relationships. Further, strict standards and legal guidelines govern how foundation funds are used to make sure such funds don’t simply enhance a news organization’s bottom line. We see these foundation opportunities as ways to broaden public education, information and discourse.