Josh Wilson

Josh Wilson is a co-founder of Independent Arts & Media, a San Francisco nonprofit organization and producers co-op that expands civic dialogue by increasing access to independent voices. Through his work with Indy Arts he is also the founder and editor of Newsfunders.org, a collaborative campaign to transform the financing of journalism, and a co-founder of the Expo for the Artist & Musician, “the Bay Area’s only grassroots connection fair for independent art, music and culture.” He was also a longtime producer, DJ and host at the award-winning community radio station KUSF-FM, and held various positions there, including Community Affairs Director and Program Coordinator. As a journalist and editor, Josh has worked in various staff and contract capacities for SFGate.com, Meredith Corporation, and Wired magazine, and as a freelancer for The San Jose Mercury NewsThe San Francisco Bay Guardian, and other publications.

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The Banyan Project is a nonprofit organization founded from the thinking of 30 senior journalists, academics, Web developers, sociologists and researchers, business and financial strategists, and advocates for strengthening democracy brought together by Tom Stites. Members of this Board of Advisors are listed below; click on names to see bios.

Stites shaped Banyan's model as a fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He is now helping a committee of community leaders who are organizing Haverhill Matters, the nation's first community Web news co-op in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

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