This discussion looks at the importance of diversity in local news coverage and the importance of communities funding that coverage.
As the newspaper industry continues to shrink, leaving news deserts across the U.S., Report for America has spent the last 2.5 years placing journalists in nearly every state in the nation, including Hawaii, and in Puerto Rico, to fill the gap. And many of those reporters are of color and even more are covering minority communities and minority issues that have largely gone uncovered in their hometown media. This discussion looks at the importance of local news coverage and the importance of communities funding that coverage.
- Alison Bethel McKenzie
Director of Corps Excellence, Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project