Monterey County Weekly

In the very newsworthy years between 2006 to 2021, newsroom jobs declined by 60 percent and citizens started to turn to social media for their news. The Fund for Independent Journalism in Monterey County prioritizes investing in quality journalism as its way to hold institutions accountable, report the truth about critical issues, and strengthen the community. This nonprofit’s Big Idea includes hiring a reporter dedicated to reporting on climate change and weather stories, beginning in 2024.