News

Fall fundraiser begins: Strengthen local news!

In a time of confusing online information, local reporting is what readers trust most.

Nonprofits

November Pledge of Champions supporters making impact

BenitoLink readers have donated $10,535 in support of local nonprofit news.

Nonprofits

BenitoLink is community news at its best

Pledge of Champions is a crucial part of the year for BenitoLink, when your donations set the path for our 2021 news-gathering.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, captures the attention of the Knight audience. Photo by Leslie David.

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BenitoLink attends Knight Foundation conference in Miami

Local online news expands as media reconfigures in the digital era.

A few BenitoLink team members in downtown Hollister. Left to right: Leslie David, Carmel de Bertaut, Laura Romero, Nicholas Preciado, John Chadwell, Becky Bonner and Noe Magaña. File photo by Robert Eliason.

Nonprofits

BenitoLink acknowledged as local news leader

Article highlights Executive Director Leslie David along with 13 other individuals and news outlets as 'shining examples to the field.'

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Pledge of Champions 2019 continues

Readers play an important role in the health of their own community news. Their support helps us continue reporting on local government, education, transportation, housing, and other important topics.

Reporter John Chadwell (standing) asks a question at a BenitoLink team writing and photography workshop. Photo by Leslie David.

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Local news is a treasure

Being informed broadens community representation, helps fill government positions and keeps our democracy effective.

Pledge of Champions 2019 graphic designed by BenitoLink intern Alex Esquivel.

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Support local news through Pledge of Champions

Here it comes! BenitoLink's major annual fundraiser starts Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 31.

BenitoLink intern Francisco Romero (Center) with other Emma Bowen Fellows at the opening night of the 2019 Emma Bowen Foundation Annual Summer Conference in New York City. Photo Provided by Jules Shapiro, INN Director of Communications and Marketing.

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BenitoLink welcomes Emma Bowen fellow

Francisco Romero joins team to work on web development.

Speakers from ABC News, Austin-American Statesman and Pro Publica share their experiences of covering government with the audience. Photo by Noe Magaña.

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BenitoLink reporter attends two journalism conferences in Houston

Gatherings highlight investigative reporting and nonprofit news organizations.

Nonprofits

BenitoLink Pledge of Champions raised $67,260 in donations

Thank you to all the individuals and local organizations who participated in our fundraising campaign!

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Government / Politics

Facebook donates $1 million to NewsMatch campaign for nonprofit sites like BenitoLink

Despite objections from some INN members, NewsMatch accepts an additional $1 million from Facebook for fundraiser benefitting local, nonprofit news sites.