News Voices: Colorado launched in Longmont in 2019 and will expand to other communities across the state in 2020. We’re learning about challenges communities face in finding and producing valuable news and information, and opportunities they see for transforming local journalism. We’re hosting forums to hear the visions of local residents and working with reporters to ensure that new models for local news lead to stronger trust and transformative journalism.
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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 relationships 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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News Voices began working in Philadelphia in 2019 when it collaborated with community and journalist partners on the Organizing for Neighborhood News project. In 2020, we co-launched the Philadelphia Organizing and Media Collaborative, which aims to replace prevailing media narratives with complex stories about trauma, safety, crime and criminal justice. It’s our hope that, through this work, new models will spur local newsrooms to break away from the “if it bleeds, it leads” mentality.
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