Nonprofit newsroom Capital B launches
Capital B, written for and by Black people, has launched as a nonprofit newsroom with a national hub and one local newsroom in Atlanta.
Co-founders Akoto Ofori-Atta and Lauren Williams left their jobs at The Trace and Vox, respectively, to focus on launching the new media outlet. They raised $9 for the project, including $95,000 from 550 small donors.
Capital B aims to publish investigative journalism alongside practical information. The newsroom has also made a couple of new hires.
Plans are also underway to add another local newsroom before the end of the year and another two local newsrooms before the end of 2023.
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