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CalMatters Members Donate More Than $50,000 to Fund Essential Nonpartisan State News


PUBLISHED AUG 1, 2022 11:55 A.M.
CalMatters reporter Nadia Lopez interviews Keith Krugh at the Redding Cement Plant in Redding on June 7, 2022.

CalMatters reporter Nadia Lopez interviews Keith Krugh at the Redding Cement Plant in Redding on June 7, 2022.

Photo by Martin do Nascimento, CalMatters

In this week’s California Local Santa Cruz Newsletter, distributed weekly to CALocal members in the city where we are headquartered, our own Sharan Street gives kudos to CalMatters. The Sacramento-based non-profit, non-partisan news organization recently won a prestigious award and just completed its fundraising drive. Here’s more.

By SONYA QUICK

CalMatters members have rallied this July to stand up and fund nonpartisan news for everyone in California during the nonprofit’s 7th anniversary fundraiser.

In all, 1,370 of our members donated $57,561 during the drive.

This fundraising effort is critical to protecting access to public policy news and, especially in an election year, providing resident-focused campaign coverage.

This surge in support will enable our future expansion across investigations, accountability and increasing exposure of our work.

One of those latest expansions is our unique partnership with Capital Public Radio as we recently announced that Mary Franklin Harvin has been selected for the Collaborative News Editor, Audio role.

Harvin will coordinate news coverage and collaboration between the two nonprofit newsrooms, which have more than 50 journalists combined who cover education, health care, housing, the economy, the environment, politics, the state legislature and more in California.

Separately, you might have noticed a new “listen” feature on some of our stories. Feel free to try it out and let us know what you think.

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