Publication Information

Publication Owner
None Listed
Year Founded
Location

Boston, MA
United States

Years in Operation
6 years

Editorial

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Editorial Strategy
Characteristics that describe the core of the newsroom’s editorial strategy.
Coverage Topics
Topics that are prioritized in the newsroom’s coverage.
Language
Primary language of the newsroom’s content.
Communities Served
Underrepresented communities primarily served as part of the newsroom’s editorial strategy.
Editorial Strategy
Curation and commentary
In-depth feature and explanatory reporting
Investigative news
Coverage Topics
Entertainment & Arts
Health & Medicine
Local News
Politics
Social Justice & Inequality
Language
English
Communities Served
Communities with English as a second language
Ethnic communities
People of color

Distribution

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Distribution Methods
The methods used to distribute the newsroom’s products.
Products
The types of news products, and/or other products, produced by the newsroom.
Geographic Area
The size of the geographic area that the newsroom primarily focuses on.
Distribution Methods
Email
Events
Print
Social media
Syndicated feed or content partnerships
Television
Third party content platforms
Website
Products
Branded Merchandise
Events
Newsletters
Originally-reported articles
Printed media
Video
Geographic Area
City/Town
County/Counties/Regional districts
State/Province

Organization

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Employees
The number of full time employees currently working for the company.
Founder Directly Involved?
Is the founder of the company still involved in daily operations?
Tax Status (founded)
The company’s tax status when founded.
Tax Status (current)
The company’s tax status today.
Full Time Employees
3-5
Founder Directly Involved?
Yes
Tax Status (founded)
Under umbrella of a 501c(3)
Tax Status (current)
Nonprofit 501c(3) or Canadian nonprofit

Real-World Impacts

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Real World Impact
Self reported impact on the communities the newsroom serves.

Over the years, BINJ has published dozens of significant investigative news articles on major underreported issues—and hundreds of articles overall—and distributed them to multiple independent news organizations around Massachusetts and nationwide. But the longer-term expansion of its core mission came with the founding of the Somerville News Garden project in 2019 in response to the rolling collapse of the local news industry. BINJ's mission was further expanded by its legislative work on a key bill aimed at getting a journalism commission established by the state legislature.

Publication information last Updated on 12/09/2020