New director of U.S. Programs announced

After an extensive national search, last Thursday the Open Society Foundations announced the appointment of Kenneth Zimmerman as the new executive director of US Programs.

Zimmerman will take office on July 9th and, as his transition in New York begins, Diana Morris will be returning to OSI-Baltimore full time after a year of serving as the interim executive director.

Lessons from NewsTrust Baltimore

This year, we were invited by the Open Society Foundations to organize a local news experiment called NewsTrust Baltimore. The goal of this six-month pilot was to help Baltimore residents find and share good journalism about their community—and to teach college and high school students how to separate fact from fiction online. From February to […]

NewsTrust Baltimore: Your guide to good local journalism

The Internet has radically changed the way we get our news, introducing new problems for communities like Baltimore: traditional media have reduced their local news coverage, new media startups are struggling to fill in the gaps, and social networks are flooding us with too much unreliable information. To address these problems, NewsTrust, our nonprofit social […]