Josh Stearns

Josh is the Associate Director of the Public Square Program at the Democracy Fund. Focusing on a vibrant media and the public square, Josh leads the program in its mission to invest in innovations and institutions that help people understand and participate in the democratic process. A journalist, community builder, and civic strategist, Josh joined the Democracy Fund from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, where he served as the Director of Journalism and Sustainability and helped found the Local News Lab, which fosters creative experiments in revenue and community engagement in journalism.

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