Bringing Sustainable Public Journalism to the Forefront
Franklin News Foundation
At a glance
The Franklin News Foundation utilizes all meaningful forms of social media to distribute high-impact journalism to readers across the United States. Since 2019, Bearing Tree has provided the organization with Finance, Compliance, Technology, Development and Board Management services.
The Franklin News Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Partner.
The Franklin News Foundation supports timely, balanced, and accurate statehouse and statewide news coverage to legacy media and their audiences as a public benefit. Franklin News is an innovative 501(c)(3) nonprofit media company built to address the many challenges of sustainable public journalism. They provide content via newswire for use by legacy media companies, and they publish content through their journalism hub, The Center Square. Franklin News utilizes all meaningful forms of social media to distribute high-impact journalism to readers across the United States.
Bearing Tree was chosen to provide the critical back office and support capabilities needed to allow Franklin News Foundation to launch and grow quickly without having to focus critical management time and effort on the myriad, time consuming start-up activities. Bearing Tree quickly put in place the most important Finance, Compliance, Technology, Development and Board Management processes needed to get up and running and has been expanding efforts across the full portfolio of capabilities as needed. This has allowed Franklin News to pursue a very effective, cost efficient approach to starting up and growing, while minimizing risk and ensuring compliance with myriad federal and state requirements.
Bearing Tree is proud to be part of such an important initiative and to have helped Franklin News make the most of its funding and quickly grow into a vibrant, impactful and rapidly growing organization.
“Bearing Tree has been an essential partner to the Franklin News Foundation in the truest sense of the word. They have allowed my team and me to focus on quickly driving impact and results while knowing the essential operational details needed to grow and protect the organization are being well managed.”Chris Krug
President, Franklin News Foundation