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The Xylom

We grow science with words. Nonprofit, Gen-Z-led newsroom exploring the communities influencing and shaped by science.

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$29,970.04
Estimated Annual Budget
$62,630
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Reporting from Nairobi, Kenya, KC Cheng will produce 3 to 4 photo features about climate justice and the Global South annually. This tier is dedica... Read more

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Organizations

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Alternative Newsweekly Foundation

$31,713.44 USD since Apr 2024

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Local Independent Online News Publishers Inc.

$20,000 USD since Mar 2024

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Google News Equity Fund

$11,000 USD since Dec 2022

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McGraw Hill LLC

$7,187 USD since Feb 2024

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The Miami Foundation

$4,680 USD since Mar 2023

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LION Publishers

$850 USD since Jul 2023

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MEDIA LITERACY RESEARCH CENTER

$450 USD since Dec 2023

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University of Southern California

$250 USD since Sep 2023

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Institute for Nonprofit News

$200 USD since Mar 2023

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The Sierra Nevada Ally

$110 USD since Sep 2022

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Alex Ip

$6,546.6 USD since Jun 2022

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Kim Cobb

$400 USD since Jul 2023

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Max Barnhart

$280 USD since Jul 2022

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Fergie chambers

$220 USD since Jul 2023

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Samuel Maskell

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Michael Greshko

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Stephen Nash

$96 USD since Jun 2023

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Today’s balance

$29,970.04 USD

Total raised

$84,614.28 USD

Total disbursed

$54,644.24 USD

Estimated annual budget

$62,629.87 USD

Expenses

All time

Expenses paid

79

Amount disbursed

$53,583.14

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6$30,934.71
honorarium
40$11,892.41
employment
9$4,176.10
travel
3$2,031.65
rent
2$1,584.00
software
5$1,091.17
Others Combined
14$1,873.10

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Contributions received

72

Amount collected

$9,745.60

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11$688.00

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News from The Xylom

Updates on our activities and progress.

A Note on Press Freedom in Georgia

In today's newsletter, I offered some thoughts to the University of Georgia First Amendment Law Clinic suspending all work related to open records requests:This is why pro bono media legal support is so vital for independent, micronewsrooms...
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Published on May 21, 2024 by Alex Ip

On our 6th anniversary, we welcome Kang-Chun Cheng, Editor-at-Large!

You might have seen KC's work a lot recently on The Xylom, and I'm excited to let you know that y...
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Published on May 11, 2024 by Alex Ip

I'm the Atlanta Press Club's 2024 Rising Star!

Great news! I was named...
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Published on May 3, 2024 by Alex Ip

About


Founded in 2018, The Xylom is an Atlanta-based nonprofit newsroom seeking to understand three questions:
1. ​”How can science look more like us?”
2. ​”How are scientists shaped by what happens outside of the lab?”
3. ​”How do people respond to the changing world through science?”

We do so through an award-winning collection of original personal essays, longform science features, and resources for early-career science professionals. We also send out a twice-monthly newsletter curating the best science stories in the American South and beyond. Our writers have gone on to win awards such as the National Academies Eric and Wendy Schmidt Awards for Excellence in Science CommunicationsAAAS Mass Media Fellowships, and the National Association of Science Writers Diversity Reporting Grant.  
Here's what our readers say about us:
A lot of you have asked me how I’ve been able to learn so much about "Cop City", it’s because of people like [...]  (Editor-in-Chief Alex Ip) [...] Give them a follow for really insightful coverage.
Rep. Ruwa Romman, the first Muslim woman to be elected to the Georgia State House of Representatives, on Twitter
 
...Tan creates a rich tapestry that connects science and history, localized personal memories and science of worldwide importance, effectively expanding both the reader's access to what is described and the reader's understanding of the much larger contexts they are exploring. Exquisite, sobering, accessible writing.
In the few months that I've become aware of the ["Cop City"] issue, your exceptionally detailed and factual reporting is the first time things have been put in perspective for me. 
- Reader Albert Conway, in an email conversation with Editor-in-Chief Alex Ip
I was talking with my cofounder of 3484 earlier this week...we both fully agreed your journalism even as a student has been some of the best and most impactful in Atlanta, especially about "Cop City".
- Sam Baskin, Founder and former Creative Director of 3484 Magazine, Georgia Tech’s official student news magazine

The Xylom is part of the Institute for Nonprofit News Network, Covering Climate Now, and Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers. Read our 2022 Impact Report here.
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