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Remember when the thump of a morning newspaper meant the day was beginning? That sound is fading as print newspapers wither or collapse along with the business model that supported them before the acceleration of the digital economy.

Local news outlets contribute to democracy and community vitality, but many are ailing. Philanthropy can help create a new business model for journalism. The newest Insight Hub brief identifies three actions for charitable individuals to take today.

IN THIS BRIEF, DISCOVER:

  • Three actions to support local media
  • Data visualizations from top-tier research
  • Conversations with publication leaders and experts supporting Vermont's media industry
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Can We End Gun Violence in Vermont? One nonprofit believes we can

In a statement on May 25, 2022, Vermont Community Foundation President and CEO Dan Smith emphasized the need for gun control policy in response to the major mass shooting incidents that occurred last month. The Insight Hub researched the topic of gun control, and the following article is a result.

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The Stranglehold of Student Debt: How charitable giving can bring relief

In 2020, a study by the Vermont Futures Project found that after paying for rent, childcare, food, cars, insurance, and an estimated $635 a month in student loans, a couple with one child would have about $75 a month in disposable income. Philanthropy can pave the way for new strategies to minimize debt and increase education attainment.

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