Journalism That Holds Truth to Power

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May 1, 2020

Sunday, May 3 marks a World Press Freedom Day like no other.

Our country, like many others across the globe, remains in the grip of a pandemic that has cost more than 200,000 lives, exposed glaring inequities and exacted a steep economic toll.

At FRONTLINE, we are determined to ensure that access to trustworthy, accurate reporting that holds our leaders accountable is not yet another cost of the coronavirus pandemic.

Throughout this crisis, as governments at home and abroad have cracked down on independent reporting and taken steps that reduce transparency, we have doubled down on asking tough questions in pursuit of the truth.

In documentaries, our FRONTLINE Dispatch podcast and written stories, we have identified fateful shortcomings in the federal COVID-19 response, uncovered warnings to the White House that went unheeded, and explored the outbreak’s disproportionate toll on disadvantaged communities.

You can help us continue this work by making a donation today in support of the FRONTLINE Dispatch’s journalism. The impact of your gift will be amplified: When you donate to the FRONTLINE Dispatch today, your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a generous contribution from FRONTLINE donors Koo and Patricia Yuen.

 Double the impact of your donation today.

Throughout this crisis, as governments at home and abroad have cracked down on independent reporting and taken steps that reduce transparency, we have doubled down on asking tough questions in pursuit of the truth.

In our “Covering Coronavirus” podcast series, as well as our documentaries and written stories, we have identified fateful shortcomings in the federal COVID-19 response, uncovered warnings to the White House that went unheeded, and explored the outbreak’s disproportionate toll on disadvantaged communities.

We have gone inside the coronavirus fight in hard-hit Northern Italy, where doctors warned America of what was coming; shed new light on divergent decision-making by individual states and the federal government as the virus spread in the U.S., and showed how the outbreak is amplifying social problems like hunger and homelessness.

Journalism like this that holds truth to power is perhaps needed more now than ever. As World Press Freedom Day approaches, I hope you will consider making a donation to support the FRONTLINE Dispatch’s reporting, if you are able. Thanks to Koo and Patricia Yuen, contributions will be matched up to $10,000.

Your support will help enable us to keep pursuing the truth, wherever it may lead.

Thank you. We hope that you and those you love are safe and well.


Raney Aronson-Rath, Executive Producer, FRONTLINE

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