PRI launches Kickstarter campaign to expand coverage of immigrants

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Public Radio International’s Global Nation, a digital project about immigration, is creating a reporting fund to highlight stories from within immigrant communities.

PRI hopes the effort will expand the voices and stories of Global Nation, launched in 2013. It has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise $16,000, which will fund production of 50 stories by reporters or essayists “embedded in immigrant communities around the country,” according to the Kickstarter page.

At the time of this writing, the project was nearly a quarter of the way to its goal with 21 days remaining.

“We want the Global Nation Reporters Fund to be a model for bringing new and fresh voices into the media, especially into public media,” according to the project pitch. “This will be an open and participatory endeavor. We’ll make the story-pitching process easy, drawing heavily from our existing and rich discussion group, the Global Nation Exchange on Facebook. We’ll follow the Global Nation community’s lead as our coverage evolves.”

The moderated forum on Facebook consists of over 1,100 members who discuss issues related to diversity and immigration.