Reporting Guide (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.

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.

Related resources

Key Dates

September 30, 2023
Deadline to become an active member of INN
November 2023
INN Index survey questions will be made available
Nov. 2023 through Jan. 2024
The Miami Foundation and INN Index team is available to answer questions in one-on-one office hours (Schedule a time)
January 3, 2024
INN Index Survey and NewsMatch reporting opens; individual links sent directly to participants
January 29, 2024

Deadline to submit your INN Index Survey and NewsMatch Documentation 

Deadline to update banking information

February 2024
Payment Requests are reviewed by The Miami Foundation
March 2024

Payout amounts announced to newsrooms

Payments issued to newsrooms