Open Media Boston

TaglineBoston news and progressive commentary
Year Founded2008
Type or CoverageGeneral
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesDonations
Revenue SourcesEvents
Revenue SourcesGrants
Revenue SourcesMembership
Institutional SupportOther Foundation
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)1
Active Volunteers11-30
AffiliationsGoogle News Solidago Foundation - Frances Fund Grassroots Infrastructure Trust Haymarket People’s Fund
Mappin LocationBoston - Massachusetts
Principal StaffJason Pramas
DescriptionAbout five years ago Jason Pramas identified what he calls a “metropolitan news vacuum” in Boston. He noticed that local news outlets were focusing more on beats like entertainment and sports than on local issues like labor strikes social injustice and community news. At the time Pramas was a Ph.D candidate in public policy at the University of Massachusetts-Boston with an acute interest in activism and social media. He decided to fill the void. “It seemed like I could kill two birds with one stone. I could extemporize about social media and fill the need in coverage” Pramas says.
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