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Sarabeth Berman

Demo Day 2023

CEO | American Journalism Project

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Sarabeth Berman joined the American Journalism Project in 2020 as the organization’s first Chief Executive Officer. Previously, she was Global Head of Public Affairs at Teach For All, a network of locally led social enterprises in 53 countries. Before joining Teach For All’s global leadership team, she spent seven years in Beijing, where she helped build Teach For China and managed contemporary dance company BeijingDance/LDTX. Sarabeth sits on the boards of the Mark Morris Dance Company and Capital B. She received her BA in Urban Studies from Barnard College.

About American Journalism Project

The American Journalism Project (AJP) is a venture philanthropy dedicated to local news. Rooted in the belief that local journalism is a public good, AJP is building a new model to finance and sustain the local newsrooms democracy requires. By the end of 2023, AJP will have committed $58 million in investments to a growing portfolio of 46 nonprofit local news organizations and mobilized an additional $58 million from local philanthropy to launch market-specific local news initiatives. AJP’s grants to local nonprofit news organizations build revenue and business operations, support partnerships with communities to launch new organizations, and mentor leaders as they build and sustain newsrooms. AJP was recognized by Fast Company as one of the most innovative companies of 2023 for its work building a future for local news.