About Us


“Americans should demand real news, more transparency and more truth.” – Henry Rollins


Board of Directors

Michael Capuano
Alain Jehlen
Mary Ellen Myhr, President
Kat Powers, Clerk
Jason Pramas, Treasurer


Mission Statement

The mission of the Somerville Media Fund, Inc is to provide grant funding to independent nonprofit local news organizations that cover Somerville, MA in the public interest and teach Somerville Public School students and the Somerville public-at-large basic journalism skills and media literacy skills—educating them about the importance of journalism to the maintenance of our democracy and thus ensuring the continuation of local news production in Somerville while helping maintain an audience for that news going forward.