Reporting Guide (2022)

This reporting guide is from a previous year. The 2023 version will be available in October, 2023.

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 their NewsMatch Documentation as part of the INN Index. This information will go to The Miami Foundation to process and verify your payment amount.

Updated: January 18, 2022

Index links were sent to newsroom contacts on January 4, 2022. If your organization did not receive its link, please reach out to

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. Book office hours here.

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Key Dates

September 30, 2022
The deadline to become an active member of INN
Nov. 2022 through Jan. 2023
The Miami Foundation and INN Index team is available to answer questions in one-on-one office hours(Schedule a time)
November 16, 2022
Webinar: Reporting Requirements (New Members)
December 8, 2022
Webinar: Reporting Requirements
Mid-December, 2022
Full Index and NewsMatch questions available
January 4, 2023 
INN Index Survey and NewsMatch reporting opens; individual links sent directly to participants
January 27, 2023

Deadline to submit your INN Index Survey and NewsMatch Documentation 

Deadline to update banking information

February 2023
Payment Requests are reviewed by The Miami Foundation
March 2023

Payout amounts announced to newsrooms

Payments issued to newsrooms

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