THE NEED FOR INDEPENDENT MEDIA
A thriving democracy depends on citizens’ access to credible information, the ability to examine issues and the exploration of new ideas. Yet, due to media consolidation and slumping revenue, thousands of news media jobs across North America have been eliminated in the past several years.
With the significant loss in professional news resources, it is more critical than ever to shine a light on issues challenging society but left out of mainstream media coverage and to encourage innovative, achievable solutions.
The Tula Foundation has a history of supporting independent media, including until recently the Tyee in Vancouver, which continues to do fine work.
We currently confine our support to the Hakai Magazine. For details, visit the Hakai Magazine website.