Bridge of Song

Collaboration between MPR and KERA that marked a moment of crisis in both communities, after the shootings in St. Paul and Dallas. A live choral event for people in both cities to sing together and find solace after these painful events. Read Current’s story.

Multimedia Journalism in Warm Springs — Local News

KWSO/Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Oregon Radio KWSO Warm Springs OR In partnership with our Tribal Newspaper, we provide local morning newscasts, posted online; two weekly short form news magazines; daily calendars, public service campaigns and promotional efforts (all shared on air and online). We share staffing expenses with our Tribal newspaper, and recently stepped into the world of podcasts through interviews featured our new series Indigenous Avenue.

SF Homeless Project

Starting in 2016, 70 media organizations pooled reporting, data analysis, photojournalism, video, and websites to share stories on one crucial issue: homelessness. “We do not claim to speak with one voice. There are many lenses through which the issue of homelessness can be viewed. However, we do not intend to let a desire for the perfect solution become the enemy of the good. We want to inspire and incite each other as much as we want to prod city and civic leaders.”

Coast Alaska

Started as an informal alliance, today CoastAlaska provides leadership, representation, planning and support for seven-member stations in Southeast Alaska. It provides financial, personnel administration and bookkeeping; fund raising support, including underwriting and membership services; engineering services; as well as regional news reporting, editorial support, coordination and training for news personnel at member stations.

Who Guards the Guardians? A Town Hall Forum

A town hall forum co-sponsored by KANW, the Albuquerque Journal and City of Albuquerque Dept. of Senior Affairs. The project emerged from an Albuquerque Journal series by reporter Diane Dimond on New Mexico’s court-monitored guardianship program for senior citizens. The resulting Town Hall Forum was held in the Journal auditorium and broadcast live. Issues included the lack of transparency in the legal system and insufficient process of managing the costs of court-appointed advisors.

WUWM/Precious Lives

Precious Lives is a multiplatform civic engagement project that examines the crisis of gun violence among young people in the Milwaukee area. Over its two-year life, it aspires to “open conversations” between individuals, organizations and community constituencies. Partners include 371 Productions; public radio’s WUWM-FM; WNOV-AM, a black community-oriented commercial station; the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.

Appalachia Health News

West Virginia and Central Appalachia have some of the worst health statistics in the country, but almost no reporters devoted to covering health. We obtained foundation support to hire a full-time health reporter to produce features on insurance coverage, addiction, obesity, etc., always with a view toward causes and possible solutions. We distribute these stories for free to public media outlets throughout the region, as well as newspapers in West Virginia. Several have been picked up by national outlets.

Capitol Coverage (CO)

The Capitol Coverage Project is a joint effort of 14 non-commercial public and community radio stations mainly in Colorado, with stations in Utah and New Mexico. Jointly directed through an agreement between KUNC and KRCC, it funds a full-time state house reporter year-round, providing daily news feeds to all the participating stations from sessions of the Colorado State Legislature.

Oregon Public Broadcasting/EarthFix

EarthFix is a CPB-funded Local Journalism Center (LJC) focused on environmental issues in the Pacific Northwest. Journalists based in Oregon, Washington and Idaho present their stories across radio, TV, the web and social media. Its evolution has been influenced by the experience and success of the Northwest News Network (N3) a collaborative news reporting project involving 8 public radio stations in Oregon, Washington state, and Idaho, started in 1991 and revised/reformed in 2003.