Find out how to press forward
New associations launch to fill a void in their sector. Here, Canadian media group Press Forward tells us what got them started, what they’re working on at the moment and what they plan to do next.
The mission. The group was launched to unify and advocate for independent and community-based media organizations in Canada. “We saw a real void in the landscape for an association that brought together Canada’s independent news organizations,” Gilchrist said. “There are a bunch of other news associations, but none of them were specifically for the quickly growing sector of independents. The biggest thing we’re going to provide is a shared voice and a stronger voice on matters on journalism policy in Canada.”
Early work. Press Forward is working on building its membership, which consists of media organizations, rather than individuals. It also wants to determine which issues are most important to members.
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