To spread a deeper understanding of key community issues and challenges by engaging citizens in problem solving efforts
To identify information gaps in five local communities, Berks County Community Foundation will use Knight Foundation’s Community Information Toolkit to determine what kind of information residents need but aren’t getting through the online news site, bctv.org, and other media outlets.
To introduce donors to funding news coverage at the high-quality MinnPost.com
To increase local news reporting in southeast Louisiana, the Greater New Orleans Foundation will help expand the city’s NPR affiliate, WWNO.
For Community News Commons, a grassroots project to engage, mentor, train and empower citizen journalists
For CitizenAtlas, a digital tool to help real people tell real stories based off of public data
To create a public information news service providing always-on website, weekly newsletter and tools for data analysis and web discussion forums
To add an engagement editor to the successful Charlottesville Tomorrow hyper-local news site
To increase coverage of local issues like education, safety, and health and wellness, United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee, in partnership with the Zilber Family Foundation, and working with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, will expand the capacity of an existing local news site.
For the Grow Citizen Journalism Project to engage diverse communities in environmental information and action using mobile media tools, targeted messaging, and training in citizen journalism
To ensure that residents are prepared for and quickly recover from wildfires, floods, hazmat incidents and disasters, the Arizona Community Foundation will help Flagstaff’s two largest news organizations provide better real-time information.
For Colorado Data Commons to take public data and make it easy for citizens to access and use