What does it mean for newsrooms to defend democracy?
In 2022, a coalition of journalism organizations set out to answer that question. Our curiosity sparked a call to action and became the first U.S. Democracy Day collaboration. On September 15, nearly 200 newsrooms and journalism organizations from across the United States rallied together for Democracy Day 2022.
In 2023, 163 newsrooms stepped up to participate. Across these two milestone days, the newsrooms collectively published
more than 380 stories, editorials, and posts about the democratic process.
Since then, with financial support and strategic guidance from the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University, Democracy Fund, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Democracy Day collaboration has grown to become a year-round movement focused on reshaping how journalists report on politics and government.
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