Reporting Guide (2021)

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After the campaign has ended, NewsMatch asks newsrooms to complete the INN Index Survey to evaluate the program’s impact. This is a critical step and instrumental in engaging funders to support the program. It also alerts program staff and funders to challenges, needs, and opportunities in the field and informs the program strategy from year to year.

Newsrooms eligible and requesting to receive matching funds, partner funds, or bonus funds must also submit a NewsMatch Documentation Submission. As part of this process, you will submit documentation and information to The Miami Foundation to process and verify your payment amount.

Frequently asked questions

Have questions or need one-on-one help? Schedule office hours with The Miami Foundation. Starting in November, you will be able to schedule a one-on-one session with Sheryl Saturnino. Visit NewsMatch HQ to book an appointment.

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Reporting Steps

Key Dates

September 30, 2021
The deadline to become an active member of INN
October 8, 2021
Webinar: Reporting RequirementsNewsMatch reporting guide and questions are available
November 2021
INN Index Survey questions are available
November 2021 through January 2022
The Miami Foundation is available to answer questions in one-on-one office hours (Schedule a time)
December 1, 2021
NewsMatch Payment Request form opens to request your grant award
January 4, 2021 
INN Index Survey opens
January 25, 2022
Deadline to submit your INN Index SurveyDeadline to submit a NewsMatch Payment RequestDeadline to update banking information in NewsMatch Payment Request form
February 2022
Payment Requests are reviewed by The Miami Foundation
March 2022
Payout amounts announced to newsroomsPayments issued to newsrooms