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Miami Fourth Estate Inc

Building nonprofit hyperlocal quality journalism across Miami

aka Key Biscayne Independent   |   Miami, FL   |  https://miami4th.org

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Mission

We are a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on developing hyper-local, non-partisan news coverage across Miami-Dade county. We believe that every village and town should have access to professional news coverage about locally important issues. Our project will develop strong community journalism and put it on solid footing, allowing us to develop sustainable news gathering. Our long term vision is to expand strong nonprofit hyperlocal news to all communities in Miami-Dade County, especially underserved ones. Our first project is in Key Biscayne, where one of our distinctive coverage areas is the environment, because our community is a threatened barrier island at the intersection of state, county, and federal parks enjoyed by millions.

Ruling year info

2021

President and Editor-in-Chief

Tony Winton

Main address

14 NE 1st Ave Ste 405

Miami, FL 33132 USA

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EIN

85-2357996

NTEE code info

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Democracy depends on good journalism, but journalism is in crisis. This is especially true at the local level. Thousands of news industry jobs have disappeared, meaning many critical community issues are simply not covered at all. The news vacuum -- or news desert -- creates an environment where misinformation or even disinformation spreads on various social media platforms. Our vision aims at building sustainable hyperlocal news that serves the community. Our plan is to expand across Miami-Dade County, establishing sister news outlets, especially in historically underserved areas.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Key Biscayne Independent

An online nonprofit newspaper serving Key Biscayne and vicinity, with a focus on public policy and environmental reporting.

Population(s) Served

The Anti-Social podcast is a public-affairs program that takes trending topics on social media and applies an antidote of facts (and a bit of occasional humor). We focus on local issues but we sometimes take on national topics and issues.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Institute for Nonprofit News 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of press articles published

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Key Biscayne Independent

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric is a total of our base editorial output

Number of youth mentored

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Key Biscayne Independent

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This is the number of editorial interns we mentor

Hours of mentoring

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Key Biscayne Independent

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is an estimate of staff time spent mentoring internms

Number of media partnerships developed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Key Biscayne Independent

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the partnerships we have with reporting and educational institutions

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our vision aims at building sustainable hyperlocal news that matches the community. Our plan is expand across Miami-Dade County, establishing sister news outlets, especially in historically underserved areas.

Our editorial mission is directly linked to the development goals. Our reporting places a priority on
--environmental and sustainability reporting, including clean water and pollution efforts in the waters surrounding our community
--Our partnerships with the Rosenstiel School at the University of Miami
--Our commitment to government accountability reporting strengthens democratic institutions.

We have a strong team of news professionals with decades of experience covering our priority coverage areas.. Our partnerships with other news institutions allow us to leverage this experience. And, we are supported by a board of directors that also has deep journalism experience.

We have left the startup phase and are now in regular publication. We added our first full-time editor, and have been nominated for several editorial awards.
Our partnerships expanded in 2023 to add more reporting on sustainability and government accountability.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To encourage community involvement in quality local journalism

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Miami Fourth Estate Inc

Board of directors
as of 09/12/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tony Winton

Key Content, LLC (former Associated Press)

Term: 2020 - 2023

Thom Mozloom

M Network

Jan Dillow

Retired (former Barclay's Capital)

Susan Candiotti

Retired (former CNN)

Curt Anderson

The Associated Press

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/2/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/23/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.