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‘Happy Anyway: A Flint Anthology’ shares what it’s actually like to live in Flint

May 9, 2016 |

“Happy Anyway: A Flint Anthology” cover art. Photo courtesy of Scott Atkinson. 


By Julie Kliegman

Julie is the weekend editor for and a freelance journalist based in New York. She’s written for publications including BuzzFeed, Vox, Mental Floss, … Read More

How “The Movement” is giving voice to marginalized communities across America

March 14, 2016 |

Cure4Camden is a nonprofit that attempts to reduce shootings by interrupting violent incidents before they occur. Source: Mic.


By Kara Newhouse

Kara is an education reporter for Lancaster Online, a creator of the Faces of Mental Health Recovery project, and a 2015 ivoh summit attendee. You can … Read More

Media outlets connect with Muslim communities to remember the three young Muslim-Americans killed last year in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

February 24, 2016 |

The volunteers who renovated and converted Deah Barakat’s rental property into the Light House, a space that can be used for organizations and members of the community to come together. Photo courtesy of the Light House Project. 



This month … Read More

How a journalism class took a more holistic approach to covering community narratives in Miami

October 6, 2015 |

Florida International University journalism students in Liberty City with professor Moses Shumow. Photo taken by Benjamin Guzman, FIU Engagement.



A Florida International University journalism class spent six weeks telling stories that have largely gone untold in mainstream media coverage of the … Read More

How Billy Penn is building community through local news coverage

April 8, 2015 |

Billy Penn newsroom (courtesy of Chris Krewson)

 By Allison Griner 

Allison Griner is a freelance journalist and a 2013-2014 fellow with the International Reporting Program. Follow her on Twitter through @alligriner.




It was a sense of … Read More

12 ways journalists can effectively work with communities

March 27, 2015 |

A snapshot of one of the engagement sessions that jesikah maria ross (who spells her name in lowercase letters) has led to bring people together and co-create documentary projects.



jesikah maria ross is a documentary artist who collaborates … Read More

Journalist Al Letson holds community forum to discuss race in America

February 5, 2015 |

Al Letson at a recent town hall-style event called “Race in the River City.”



By Allison Griner

Allison Griner is a freelance journalist and a 2013-2014 fellow with the International Reporting Program. Follow her on Twitter through … Read More

‘The Lost Bones’ explores how one resilient woman brought closure to grieving families

January 7, 2015 |

University of South Florida forensic anthropologist Erin Kimmerle | Tampa Bay Times photo by Edmund Fountain | Used with permission



Tampa Bay Times reporter Ben Montgomery has spent six years reporting on child abuse at the Arthur G. Dozier … 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

Transformational Media Summit to look at how media can be a force for good

September 9, 2014 |

Stuart Hughes, diplomatic producer at BBC, speaking at the 2012 Transformational Media Summit in London. (Photo courtesy of Jeremy Wickremer.)



The Transformational Media Initiative is planning to address an important question at its upcoming summit: How can media help create a … Read More