Local Switchboard NYC provides high-quality multimedia content for and by the communities of New York City’s varied boroughs. We strive to tell stories often overlooked and underreported by larger media organizations and to foster the talent of our contributors. We empower our listeners to be more connected with their community in two ways: by covering what’s most important to them and training local journalists and community members in audio production so they can cover their own neighborhood. By doing this we’re building connections and trust with New Yorkers.
There’s a lack of opportunity for women in the audio industry to cover local news here. Through our research, we found there’s a need for women’s voices in radio and a need for affordable radio training. People are interested in hearing women’s voices on air, but also in good reporting.
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