What's The Frame?

Framingham News in Focus

HISTORY

The Story

Launched in 2023, the mission of The Frame is to connect people in Framingham with community information, trusted journalism, and local media. We strive to inform and empower local residents with the information they can use on a day-to-day basis. Our staff members are dedicated to ensure that quality content is provided to our audience.

The Frame is an initiative from Access Framingham to enhance the vitality and relevancy of its resources in service to the community at large offering context and insight into local topics that matter to those reading and watching. Through that, we hope residents will be enlightened to work towards creating a better Framingham for all.

THE FRAME

Meet the Team

Jason Daniels
Executive Director

Jason is a multi media project manager, video artists and community builder with 20 years of experience in community media.

Brendan Fitzpatrick
News Supervisor

Brendan is a seasoned journalist, having worked in news radio in Western Massachusetts and on Cape Cod prior to joining The Frame.

Mackenzie Wright
Video Editor Producer

Mackenzie is a videographer, editor, and producer. She was previously a photojournalist and editor for a local news station in Buffalo- Channel 4 News, WIVB-TV.

Values

The FRAME is a non profit news operation and guided by the following values:


Statement of Editorial Independence

We subscribe to standards of editorial independence adopted by the Institute for Nonprofit News:

Access Framingham retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a fundamental separation between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.

Our organization may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.



  • Independence
    free of influence and special interests

  • Pursuit of Truth
    fact based content following journalistic principles of attribution and accuracy

  • Inclusivity
    ensuring content is representative and accessible by all

  • Diversity
    voices from throughout the community on stories that matter

  • Transparency
    no anonymous content creators or funding sources

  • Equity
    committed to treating people fairly and with dignity

Financial Transparency

We are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization. The Frame is an initiative of Access Framingham and as such is funded through the same contracts and agreements and revenue sources that govern the funding of Access Framingham.

More detailed information on the structure and operation of Access Framingham can be found in the Corporate Policies and Procedures and Bylaws.

Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions. We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals, organizations and foundations to help with our general operations, coverage of specific topics and special projects.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Access Framingham does not pay certain taxes. We may receive funds from standard government programs offered to nonprofits or similar businesses.

Our news judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors or any revenue source. We do not give supporters the rights to assign, review or edit content.

We make public all revenue sources and donors who give $5,000 or more per year.

We avoid accepting charitable donations from anonymous sources, political parties, elected officials or candidates seeking public office. We will not accept donations from sources who, deemed by our board of directors, present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our independence.



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Advisory Board

Framingham is one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in New England and THE FRAME seeks a vibrant and diverse advisory board to help it achieve its goal of an independent, sustainable news program with editorial integrity.

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BENEFITS

Discover the Benefits of The Frame

Our website provides a wide range of resources, news, videos, and events tailored to the needs of our local community members. Stay up-to-date with the latest happenings and connect with other community members.

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Access exclusive content and stay informed about local news.

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Access exclusive content and stay informed about local news.

IMPACT

The Frame Effect

With a warm embrace from the community, our website has become a hub of information for residents, businesses, and organizations in Framingham. Over the past year alone, we've welcomed more than 100,000 visitors to our site. These visits signify not only the thirst for local news but also the trust our readers place in us as their go-to source for updates and insights.

Interaction lies at the core of community growth. Through our platform, residents have engaged in more than 5,000 meaningful discussions, sharing insights, opinions, and support for one another. Our comments section has become a digital town square where voices are heard, and connections are made, fostering a stronger sense of belonging.

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Access Framingham

The mission of Access Framingham is to engage, serve and enrich the community by developing programming by and for the people of Framingham, providing educational opportunities, and facilitating the exchange of ideas and information through traditional and new media.

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