News and Announcements

Wide Variety of Journalism Conferences Abound Throughout Remainder of 2018

The reach and importance of journalism is ever expanding throughout the world and conferences, workshops and even meetups have been formed, and are being created, for journalists of all types to learn from, grow and enjoy. Here is a look … Read More

Fourth Estate Becomes Signatory to #G20openletter: Joint Call to G20 Leaders

The Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation today announced that it has signed on to a multi-organizational open letter to G20 countries that seeks to put people at the center of the digital future. “We are delighted to become a signatory … Read More

Calls for Webinar and Speaker Proposals

Fourth Estate calls for webinar and speaker proposals … Read More

Fourth Estate and the GDPR

We have updated our Privacy Policy effective May 25, 2018 to comply with the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going into effect on this date. GDPR requires that businesses provide people in Europe with more transparency and control … Read More

Fourth Estate Releases NewsML Parser for WordPress

We’ve released a WordPress plugin, which allows news websites to auto-publish content that has been provided to them in the NewsML or NewsML-G2 format to their website without the need for expensive and complex software programming. Jeff Brown, the founder … Read More


We’ve decided that Facebook isn’t good for us, isn’t good for journalism and likely not good for society. Facebook is no longer just a ‘social network’ — it has become algorithmic and manipulative and is a company that we can … Read More

New Discounts for Fourth Estate Members

The Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation is pleased to announce a suite of new discounts and benefits for all categories of members! Fourth Estate members now receive discounts at: 20% discount at 10% discount on your first Shutterstock license Engage your … Read More

The Fourth Estate supports H.R. 4935: Journalist Protection Act

The Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation supports California Representative Eric Swalwell’s (CA-15) legislation to protect journalists from physical attack. The ‘Journalist Protection Act‘ proposes to make certain attacks on reporters a federal crime. The Journalist Protection Act’s co-sponsors include: Steve … Read More

Celebrating Sunshine Week and the Public’s Right to Know

The Fourth Estate is a proud and strong supporter of Sunshine Week, a national program in the USA to foster, support and incubate open government, the public’s right to know, and the freedom of information. … Read More

Fourth Estate relaunches Awesome Journalism microgrant program

Awesome Journalism provides a $1K monthly grant for a project or idea that commits a crazy and brilliant act of journalism in the public interest. … Read More