Since launching last year during an international pandemic, The 19th* has raised nearly $12 million, landed coveted interviews with Vice President Kamala Harris and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, and has more than 10,400 paying members. And it's all because The 19th's founding team saw a need for a publication created by women, women of color and the LGBTQ+ community to tell the stories of these underrepresented voices.
In this live News Guest conversation, our host Candice Fortman, executive director of Outlier Media, and special guest Amanda Zamora, co-founder and publisher of The 19th, will discuss the unique opportunity that startup newsrooms have to push the boundaries on traditional newsroom values, ensure underrepresented voices are heard and reflected in newsrooms and experiment with journalism that centers community first.
Join us on July 26, 2021 at 12 p.m. PT / 2 p.m. CT / 3 p.m. ET to hear about The 19th's journey so far and to learn how you might start your own independent news publication through the Google News Initiative Startups Boot Camp. And after our chat with Amanda, you'll be welcome to join group conversations with experts who can offer advice on how to fill out your Boot Camp application.
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The Google News Initiative is Google’s effort to work with the news industry to help journalism thrive in the digital age. Our efforts focus on three pillars: working with the news industry to evolve their business models and drive sustainable growth, elevating quality journalism and empowering news organizations with new technology.
LION Publishers is a journalism association supporting independent online news publishers. Our mission is to help existing and aspiring local news entrepreneurs build and grow financially sustainable small businesses. LION members are creating the future of local news with independently owned and operated businesses that directly serve their communities.
Free Press was created to give people a voice in the crucial decisions that shape our media. We believe that positive social change, racial justice and meaningful engagement in public life require equitable access to technology, diverse and independent ownership of media platforms, and journalism that holds leaders accountable and tells people what’s actually happening in their communities.