NOWCastSA is a nonprofit community news organization that was created to address the scarcity of meaningful local news and information in the San Antonio Metropolitan Area, to democratize local data and to get people engaged in their community. Its mission is to promote and facilitate an inclusive civic conversation by empowering neighbors to identify common issues and share information through education, training, community news, events and multimedia.
NOWCastSA is like public television on the Internet - a trusted part of the civic fabric and the future of San Antonio, informing and engaging people about public policy, health, the environment, education and culture.
As a nonpartisan, nonprofit online news organization, NOWCastSA has expanded access to information, empowering more than 300,000 people to make smarter decisions for themselves.
Similar to public television and public radio, NOWCastSA is a 501(c)(3), and is supported by underwriting, grants, sponsorships and tax deductible donations from people like you!
NOWCastSA, which is governed by an independent and volunteer Board of Directors, was launched in 2009 with a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, that was matched with pledges from CI:NOW and the San Antonio Area Foundation.
Social media and live webcast events.
Keeping diversity in revenue streams. we have dramatically increased the underwriting for webcasts, but grants, memberships and individual donations are an unhealthy small percentage by comparison. The stool needs to have at least three healthy legs, and preferably four!
We also cover the environment (air and water) culture and the arts. For example, thanks to NOWCastSA, San Antonio has a YouTube playlist of Poets Laureate!
Both the local Public Radio and Public Television stations
Nonprofit membership program: http://nowcastsa.com/blogs/nowcastsa-nonprofit-membership-program
Our 2015 documentary on the incarceration of asylum-seeking mothers and children from Central America:
Catch up and Get Ahead with the Edge, NOWCastSA's weekly YouTube newscast: http://nowcastsa.com/category/edge