The Atlanta Community Press Collective (ACPC) is an abolitionist, not-for-profit media collective. ACPC’s goal is to make the day to day workings of local government accessible to the public and to provide an independent voice in a local media landscape increasingly dominated by corporate interests.
Editorial Independence Policy
We subscribe to standards of editorial independence adopted by the Institute for Nonprofit News:
Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and ethical interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.
We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.
Our organization may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.
Our organization will make all financial information accessible via our OpenCollective page.
Donor & Financial Transparency Policy
We are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization.
Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions.
We are a 501c3 fiscally sponsored organization and accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but our editorial judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.
Our news judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors or any revenue source. We do not give supporters the rights to assign, review or edit content.
Our organization will make all financial information accessible via our OpenCollective page. As a news nonprofit, we avoid accepting charitable donations from government entities, political parties, elected officials or candidates seeking public office. We will not accept donations from sources who, deemed by our board of advisors, present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our independence.
We do not accept any anonymous donations of $5,000 or greater.
We subscribe to the Institute for Non-Profit News’ Conflict of Interest policy.
We correct factual errors as soon as the correct information is verified. The correction will be noted at the top of the original article. Corrections on the X platform (formerly Twitter) will be noted in a quote tweet. We welcome notes about factual errors. You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matt Scott, Editor
Sam Barnes, Researcher
Nolan Huber-Rhoades, Video Editor
Kamau Franklin, Founder – Community Movement Builders
Hannah Riley, Director of Programming – Center for Just Journalism
Mariah Parker, Labor Organizer – Union of Southern Service Workers