News Voices: New Jersey launched in 2015 to bring together communities and newsrooms to tackle problems in cities and neighborhoods throughout the Garden State. We’ve worked in Asbury Park, Atlantic City, Camden, Ewing, Glassboro, Hackensack, Morristown, Newark, New Brunswick and Tuckerton. Thousands of people, including journalists, activists, students, faith leaders, union workers and artists, have connected at our events to support the future of local news in their communities, discuss pressing local issues and collaborate to tell stories with impact.
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News Voices: North Carolina launched in April 2017, and we’re working across the state to strengthen connections between communities and the newsrooms that serve them. We’ve been fostering stronger networks among news organizations, linking them to community groups, colleges and universities and other stakeholders who care about local news coverage. We provide research to guide statewide approaches to supporting civic information. We’re reaching into rural communities to explore how misinformation reshapes local narratives and identities, and to examine what kinds of new approaches and interventions might rebuild trust with local media.
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We began working in Philadelphia in 2019 with the launch of the Organizing for Neighborhood News project. This endeavor is a collaboration among Free Press, Germantown Info Hub, Kensington Voice, the People’s Education Center and WHYY to train and mentor community members and student journalists to work with residents, develop stories with journalists and boost information that will help counter coverage that stigmatizes people of color and others.
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