good journalism matters

Nebraska needs its stories. We need stories that lift up our victories. Stories that find the truth in our tragedies. Stories that hold the powerful accountable, that defend the vulnerable. We need the kind of journalism that takes time and resources — increasingly scarce in our newsrooms.

The Nebraska Journalism Trust ensures such work will always help sustain The Good Life.

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policies & documents

Transparency is one of the Nebraska Journalism Trust’s core values. As such, we publish all of our internal policies, budgets and other organizational documents.


Watchdogging elected officials, keeping tabs on taxpayer dollars and telling Nebraska’s untold stories demands independence. We rely on donations from readers and supporters to report without fear of reprisal.

The Nebraska Journalism Trust is in the process of obtaining 501(c)(3) status with the IRS. In the meantime, you can support us through our fiscal sponsor, the Nebraska Community Foundation. Your contribution through the Foundation’s Nebraska Reporting Fund will be fully tax deductible. Please note that we do not accept anonymous or confidential donations of more than $5,000.

board & supporters

Our growing board represents the best of Nebraska, and is committed to upholding our journalistic integrity. We are lucky to have strong support from Nebraska’s philanthropic community, from all corners of the state and across the political aisle.


  • John Gale, former Secretary of State
  • Jo Giles, Executive Director, Women’s Fund of Omaha
  • Lynn Roper, Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
  • Kent Warneke, Editor Emeritus of the Norfolk Daily News


  • Good Words Foundation
  • Lozier Foundation
  • Mammel Family Foundation
  • Nebraska Community Foundation
  • Platte Institute
  • Sherwood Foundation
  • Weitz Family Foundation