Hey, Ben. I don’t want to speak for Discors, but I do want to correct a few things about Matter:

  • Our check size is $50K, not $1.2M.
  • We do fund journalistic organizations. For example, News Deeply, which produces some of the deepest content around a number of verticals, including the conflict in Syria.
  • You’re very welcome to apply. We’re looking for companies that help build a more informed, inclusive and empathetic society. Journalism businesses — that can be scalable and sustainable — absolutely fit the bill.

It’s also worth saying that our partners are all news organizations. Media is core to democracy. We want to help strengthen it and make it more sustainable, which in part means investing in new kinds of platforms, like Discors. I think the team is doing an amazing job.

I’m happy to chat if you have any questions. We’re very much not the enemy, but the concerns you’ve raised are important things to worry about.

Writer: of code, fiction, and strategy. Trying to work for social good.

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