News about Vanessa Maria Graber Vanessa Maria leads the News Voices project, which connects local communities and the newsrooms that serve them via public engagement, advocacy campaigns and collaborative projects. Read more about Vanessa Maria Graber Mention Future of Journalism Collective Impact Models Will Strengthen and Redefine Local News December 22, 2021 Collective impact is a framework used to solve — or address — entrenched and systemic societal problems. Mention Internet Access Ida Spurs Demands to Bolster Wireless Networks After Phones Fail September 1, 2021 As Hurricane Ida pummeled New Orleans, the city’s 911 emergency-calling service, served by AT&T, stopped working. Press Release Internet Access, Communications Justice Free Press: Communications Infrastructure Is as Essential as Levees, Bridges and Roads to Keeping People Safe During Climate Disasters August 31, 2021 Free Press urges the FCC to investigate major disruptions of communications services and develop policies to strengthen our nation’s communications networks. Mention Local Journalism Here's What Newark Students Say They Need to Recover from the Pandemic May 21, 2021 High school students from across Newark met virtually to brainstorm ways to help young people get back on track. Mention Local Journalism A Conversation with Vanessa Maria Graber April 9, 2021 Afrotaino talks to Free Press’ Vanessa Maria Graber, a longtime movement journalist and community organizer. Mention Future of Journalism Collaborate and Listen: How to Rally Journalists Around a Mission February 7, 2021 Free Press’ Vanessa Maria Graber co-led a volunteer-driven project focused on serving underrepresented communities. Press Release Media Accountability, Press Freedom Free Press Releases Directory of Resources for Reporters Covering Protests and Disinformation During the Election and Its Aftermath October 29, 2020 PHILADELPHIA — On Thursday, Free Press released a directory of resources to help journalists keep their communities informed and safe during the volatile weeks ahead. Mention Local Journalism Latino Motion: Interview with Vanessa Maria Graber October 21, 2020 Latino Motion host Bert Lopez talks to Free Press’ Vanessa Maria Graber about Hispanic Heritage Month and Free Press’ News Voices: New Jersey project. Mention Local Journalism Identifying Information Needs in Newark and the Future of Local News September 28, 2020 A new collaborative study has revealed what Newark residents feel they need the most.