Local that Works

Local that Works is an annual contest that spotlights innovative and replicable content, engagement and revenue initiatives at public radio and TV stations, and nonprofit news organizations in the U.S.

Explore the LTW database of 350+ projects. Entries from the 2020 contest will be added to this database this fall.

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3 results found.

Framed by WDET (2019 Winner)

WDET, Detroit’s NPR Station

WDET’s mission is to be the authentic voice of Detroit. Framed by WDET is a multimedia series that integrates photography and audio storytelling to present the authentic stories of Detroit’s ethnic and cultural communities on the radio, online, in a photobook, and at pop-up exhibitions in more than 20 art spaces in the Detroit region and beyond. Produced in collaboration with a community of Detroit-based photographers and storytellers, Framed empowers local residents to contribute to and inform the station’s programming. Read Current’s story about Framed.

Community in Unity (2018 Winner)

Alaska Public Media

“Community in Unity” is simple: get people together who wouldn’t normally interact, sit them in a circle, and listen. We gather inside homeless shelters, community centers, and TV studios for recorded conversations about community topics. Topics have ranged from race and identity to mental health to immigration, and our most recent series gathered inside prisons to discuss incarceration and the justice system. These moderated conversations are recorded and broadcast to amplify the voices of those not often heard in media. Read about “Community In Unity”in Current.

Ode: Stories Without Borders (2017 Winner)

Siouxland Public Media Radio: KWIT-KOJI Siouxland Public Media

Ode is a bimonthly, live storytelling event developed to reflect our community’s economic engine, which has been the meat industry. This relatively high paying/low skill work has drawn immigrants from Latvia, Poland, Germany, Ireland, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Ethiopia, Somalia, etc. For this event – Stories Without Borders – we teamed up with two other nonprofit organizations. We presented six storytellers in a step toward a better future, encouraging awareness, connection, and a celebration of our community’s true story. Read Current’s story.

Framed by WDET (2019 Winner)

WDET, Detroit’s NPR Station
2019
Public Radio
Carmen Garcia
cgarcia@wdet.org

WDET’s mission is to be the authentic voice of Detroit. Framed by WDET is a multimedia series that integrates photography and audio storytelling to present the authentic stories of Detroit’s ethnic and cultural communities on the radio, online, in a photobook, and at pop-up exhibitions in more than 20 art spaces in the Detroit region and beyond. Produced in collaboration with a community of Detroit-based photographers and storytellers, Framed empowers local residents to contribute to and inform the station’s programming. Read Current’s story about Framed.

http://framedbywdet.org/