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INN Index 2022: Enduring in crisis, surging in local communities

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About the 2022 Index

The INN Index is the most comprehensive study of the state of nonprofit news.

Since 2018, the Institute for Nonprofit News has conducted this annual Index survey of its member nonprofit news organizations. INN member news organizations act as a research consortium by sharing their business and editorial statistics to help each other benchmark their own development. The sharing also helps INN and the field evaluate and better understand new media models as they form: the staffing, business models, financials, and editorial focus of newsrooms in the growing movement of public service journalism.

INN’s 2022 Index was published on July 27, 2022. Previous Index reports are archived.

Thank you to our funders

INN’s 2022 Index is sponsored by the Google News Initiative (GNI). Many thanks to the GNI team for their commitment to data and knowledge sharing across the nonprofit news sector.

Index reports are also made possible thanks to INN’s general support funders, including: The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Battery Powered, The Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust, Democracy Fund, FORTUNE Journalism PleasrFund, Hubbard Family Foundation, Inasmuch Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Jonathan Logan Family Foundation, Knight Foundation, The PCLB Foundation, Present Progressive Fund, and The World Fund.

Report Credits 

  • Authors: Emily Roseman, Michele McLellan, Jesse Holcomb
  • Editor: Howard Goldberg 
  • Data Analysis: Many thanks to our Index research assistants, including Calvin University research assistants Sage McKissack, Ben Honeyford, and Isaac Seiler, and INN’s Emma Bowen Foundation summer research interns Zoe Mercado and Syedah Asghar.  
  • Charts and Graphs design: Michelle D. Wise
  • Reviewers: Sue Cross, Damon Kiesow, Leslie Marable, Ruth McCambridge, Vignesh Ramachandran, Ron Smith.
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