Monica Pirela knows how it feels to be on the outside. Pirela runs Notivision Georgia. Each week, she broadcasts a 12-minute Spanish-language newscast aimed at her area. Pirela reports and her husband, Jay Cruz, runs the camera. That’s all that keeps the Spanish-speaking community in Warner Robins, Georgia, from being on the outside in a way far too common in America.
Through grantmaking, development support, and strategic consulting, we are disrupting journalism and philanthropy by centering and investing in BIPOC-led, culturally competent news organizations. The Pivot Fund invests in BIPOC-led community news through funding, capacity building, trainings, and opportunities for collaborative journalism.
BIPOC-led Community News Outlets Tell Stories That Otherwise Go Untold.
For millions across the country, the local Black newspaper or the Spanish-language neighborhood blog is often the only trusted, culturally competent news source they can rely on.
Trust Is Everything
Culturally competent news sources, whose leaders and writers share mutual respect and understanding with their readers, are critical to fostering a culture of trust.
It’s Not One Size Fits All
The challenges facing BIPOC-led outlets are distinct, and cookie-cutter solutions won’t work. BIPOC news outlets require customized support to help them address the challenges they face
Your support helps BIPOC-led community news outlets tell stories that otherwise go untold. Invest today in a future where credible, fact-based, and community-serving news helps to build a more informed, connected society.
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