Trust in truth of news is a casualty of the information wars

November 11, 2022
Matt Benoit

A growing and divisive mistrust of the truthfulness of news media raises serious concerns for the local community and the wider society.

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Making community whole again during a time of plagues

March 30, 2022
Derek Moscato

Salish Current’s recent Trust 2022 forum on media and democracy highlighted ongoing challenges the news industry faces — but also charted a pathway for how local newsrooms can potentially revitalize our civic life and institutions, notes Community Voices contributor Derek Moscato.

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Forum set on vital need of local journalism for strong democracy

February 17, 2022
William Dietrich

The urgent issue of supporting local news to help ensure a strong democracy will be addressed by two leading journalists and Washington’s attorney general in a free online forum next month organized by nonprofit local newsroom Salish Current in partnership with Village Books.

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Editor’s Desk / Readers respond to NewsMatch challenge

December 9, 2021
Mike Sato

Salish Current is not done fundraising for matching funds yet; we still have a few thousand dollars more to raise — but we’ve come a long way with the votes of confidence cast by donors in our Publisher’s Circle. The Circle’s grown and shows the breadth and depth of support from readers in Whatcom, San Juan and Skagit counties.

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Out of the news desert: Bellingham to get a new startup

August 15, 2021
Jim Simon / Post Alley

A local newspaper owner has announced he will launch a new for-profit local news site supplemented by a weekly print piece in Bellingham in January.

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photo: Amy Nelson © 2021

From the Editor’s Desk / One year old and changing life for the better

June 4, 2021
Amy Nelson

Nonprofit local news organization Salish Current is celebrating its one-year anniversary of incorporation on June 5, and continuing on its mission to fill gaps in covering vital news and provide a forum for civil discourse in Whatcom, San Juan and Skagit counties.

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From the Editor / Salish Current looks to the future as two-month fundraising challenge begins

November 5, 2020
Mike Sato

Salish Current, a startup local news nonprofit organized to provide more local journalism in Whatcom, San Juan and Skagit counties is participating in a national giving campaign that runs through December. The site’s mission is to provide information needed in order to make informed choices about civic life and to strengthen democracy.

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