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Today is DAY ONE of KyForward’s NewsMatch campaign, reaching out for reader support

By Judy Clabes KyForward founder Our readers should already know, but in case you don’t, KyForward is a nonprofit newspaper, one of a growing body of nonprofit newsrooms across the country. Our emphasis is on local news and local public service. We are published by the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism. We are a group of professional journalists who believe in the importance of an...

NewsMatch raises $7.6 million for nonprofit news organizations in 2018, setting record for individuals

NewsMatch raised $7.6 million from individual donors and a coalition of major funders for nonprofit news organizations in two months at the end of 2018. During the largest-ever grassroots fundraising campaign to support local news, over 240,000 people gave to 154 newsrooms between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31. More than 50,000 new donors supported a nonprofit newsroom for the first time. NewsMatch is a national...

KyForward readers have until midnight TODAY to make most of NEWSMATCH to double your contribution

By Mike Farrell Chair, Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism and Judy Clabes Senior Advisor to KyForward KyForward has until midnight tonight to reach a matching goal provided by NEWSMATCH to encourage reader support of its nonprofit, public service news site. KyForward has been chosen — for the first time — to join more than 150 nonprofit newsrooms across the country to participate...

Open Letter to Readers from the KyForward Team: We need your support for our NewsMatch campaign

KyForward has less than two weeks to meet the maximum match offered by NEWSMATCH, a distinguished group of national journalism funders. We are less than halfway to our goal. We hope you will help us finish strong so that we can leverage every single penny NEWSMATCH is holding out there for us. Click to donate The aim is to increase INDIVIDUAL contributions to local independent, nonprofit news, grand...

NewsMatch: Please join in building reader support for KyForward.com — get your contribution doubled

By Mike Farrell Chair, Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism As KyForward.com rolls toward its eighth year, it became a nonprofit online newspaper in 2018, published by the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism. KyForward has also been chosen — for the first time — for the NewsMatch campaign, funded by a coalition of major national foundations, to encourage reader support...

KyForward will join with 150 other nonprofit newsrooms in national NewsMatch campaign

More than 150 nonprofit newsrooms across the country — including the KyForward — will participate in this year’s NewsMatch, the largest grassroots fundraising campaign to support nonprofit news organizations. The national call-to-action will launch on November 1, 2018. In 2017 NewsMatch helped to raise more than $4.8 million from individual donors and a coalition of private funders. This...