Equality Can't Wait Challenge

The 19th*: News That Represents (Finalist)

The 19th

The 19th* will transform the media landscape by giving marginalized women and LGBTQ+ people the news and community they need to equally participate in our democracy.

Competition Participation
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Equality Can't Wait Challenge
Subject
Gender equality
Current Work Location(s):
  • Texas, United States
  • Iowa, United States
  • Pennsylvania, United States
  • Louisiana, United States
  • Florida, United States
  • Texas, United States
  • Florida, United States
  • Louisiana, United States
  • Pennsylvania, United States
  • Iowa, United States
Priority Population(s):
  • LGBTQ people
  • Women
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 5. Gender equality

Executive Summary

Women and LGBTQ+ people make up more than half of the American electorate and are more engaged than ever in politics. Yet they remain marginalized in government and executive ranks. They are also underrepresented in newsroom leadership, influencing what stories are told, whose voices are elevated and how we write our national narrative. The 19th aims to level the playing field with free-to-consume and free-to-republish journalism, evidence-based reporting, a digital platform for community building, and a newsroom that reflects the nation's diversity. With your support, we'll scale our small but mighty start-up by doubling our reporting capacity, investing in sophisticated distribution technology and introducing a groundbreaking fellowship program to train and job-place the next generation of journalists from underrepresented communities. The 19th will change how the news is reported and presented for women and LGBTQ+ people by reforming how the news business works.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

The 19th

website: https://19thnews.org/
Organization Headquarters
Texas, United States
Organization ID
84-2627202
Annual Operating Budget
$1.0 to 5 Million
Number of Full-time Employees
10 to 25
Type
Non-profit

Charity, fund, non-governmental organization, religious institution, school, or other entity