Molly de Aguiar is the Managing Director of the News Integrity Initiative at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. NII is a $14 million fund which aims to improve people’s lives by building trust in journalism, combating disinformation, and nurturing constructive, inclusive and respectful public conversations. Previously, she directed the Informed Communities program for the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, supporting a range of projects and ideas that explore the future of local news and information, with an emphasis on business models, collaborative reporting, community participation, and creative storytelling formats. She writes about philanthropy at Philanthropy Sketchbook, co-founded the Local News Lab, and sits on the board of Media Impact Funders. She is also a fellow at the Democracy Fund.