The Recording Inclusivity Initiative (RII) from All Classical Portland is a project that addresses the gap of classical compositions written by composers from communities historically excluded in classical music. This initiative prioritizes compositions that have never been professionally recorded.
Up the Block aims to gather resources on gun violence on a single website for Philadelphians to use and connect people with information on recovering from shootings, keeping young people safe, and holding local leaders accountable.
Started in 2018 as a response to the growing polarization in the U.S., Civility Tennessee is a campaign “that seeks to model, promote and encourage civil discourse on issues of the day.”
Building off the immense interest in podcasting and the success of the Queen City PodQuest, WFAE collaborated with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library to host free “Podcasting 101” workshops that focused on the fundamentals of podcasting.
To increase awareness and understanding of Woodhill, create feelings of empowerment and “voice” among its residents, and create social connections between them, Ideastream Public Media launched Inside the Bricks: Woodhill Homes.
Newly established National Trust for Local News works “with communities to catalyze the capital, new ownership structures, and business model transformations needed for established local and community news organizations to thrive and remain deeply grounded in their communities.”
The Latino Listening Project aims to fill potential gaps in education coverage and examine education inequities in the state’s school system based on Latino students’ unique experiences and their families.
The reporters at Block Club Chicago spent endless weeks covering COVID-19 stories and answering an influx of questions sent to the newsroom by worried readers, many of which had already been covered in their previous news stories.
Before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service (NNS) and Wisconsin Watch collaborated to create News414: a texting service that connects Wisconsinites with resources regarding food insecurity, evictions, employment and more.
In hopes of giving people a space to pose questions about local environmental issues, the team launched Ask Planet Detroit. They wanted to bridge the gap between the segregated cities and suburbs of Detroit under the common goal of understanding environmental issues.
WFAE’s 2015 transformation aimed to adapt to the digital landscape and have its staff and audience reflect the diversity of the area. Since then, WFAE doubled its content staff, increased its digital traffic seven-fold, attracted new members and grew its general revenues. It developed new habits around audience engagement, publishing frequency, hiring and mentoring, and more.
Founded in 2015, City Bureau is a nonprofit civic journalism lab based on the South Side of Chicago. Their programs mainly focus on training and equipping people with little or no journalism experience to lead community conversations, provide oversight of public meetings, and conduct investigations into local sociopolitical issues.