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Images & Voices of Hope | November 27, 2020

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ivoh Fellow Anna Claire Vollers Brings Us Back to Sand Mountain

August 2, 2018 |

Singers lead a song during a Sacred Harp singing at Liberty Baptist Church in Henagar, Ala.

Proving that art can be the connective tissue in our fractured world, Anna Claire Vollers, 2017 ivoh Fellow and reporter for The Birmingham News and, … Read More

5 good reads on change, recovery and resilience

April 14, 2016 |

Image courtesy of Jim Merithew from “I Died and Came Back and This is What I Learned.” 




Change, whether experienced across a neighborhood or personally, can cause us to struggle, experience loss and reassess our perspectives. These stories, from five … Read More

Solutions Journalism Network explores how negative news impacts small communities in the Mountain West

March 9, 2016 |


Recently Keith H. Hammonds, president of Solutions Journalism Network, published “Our lives are not simply black and white.” The article, which was published on the Solutions Journalism Network’s new Medium page: The Whole Story, addresses the importance of reporting on … Read More

USA TODAY celebrates everyday triumphs on ‘Humankind’ site

January 13, 2016 |

All images used with permission of Humankind and USA TODAY.


It’s easy to overlook good news, especially on large media platforms. USA TODAY realized this and set out to change the way it curates positive stories by creating a … Read More

How a photographer’s public art installation is helping a community see itself more clearly

December 4, 2015 |

Omowunmi Martins was one of eight people who agreed to have her photograph reproduced on a large-scale banner, amid the public bustle of downtown Providence. She and her husband are native to Nigeria. She was a soldier and a mechanic in … Read More

5 stories about promising changes in local media

November 19, 2014 |

                                      Photo by Jay Mantri


Over the past week, we’ve come across some important stories about local news outlets and the ways that media … Read More