• How to launch an Info District

    How to launch an Info District
    June 26, 2019

    Local news organizations are closing or struggling to stay afloat, thus dampening the ability of residents to participate effectively in their communities. Simon Galperin is leading the effort to prototype a new form of funding.
  • Info District dispatch: Missing markets

    Info District dispatches
    Info District dispatch: Missing markets
    November 12, 2018

    Many local news deserts are “missing markets.” They have the resources to support local news and information production but lack the information, trust, and coordination to do so.
  • Info District dispatch: On lobbying

    Info District dispatches
    Info District dispatch: On lobbying
    October 24, 2018

    To pass an ordinance or petition for a referendum you need to lobby someone. The Community Information Cooperative’s 501(c)(3) incorporation means that no more than 20 percent of our budget can be spent on lobbying. At first, we saw this as a limitation.
  • RJI Fellow proposes news model funded and directed by the community

    RJI Fellow proposes news model funded and directed by the community
    August 28, 2018

    RJI Fellow Simon Galperin is proposing a new business model for news he believes will not only help fund an operating budget but also involve readers more intimately: community information districts.