Community-powered journalism -- the stories of your community
Are you tired of the type of news stories you see about your community? Do you feel important stories and voices are left out of media? Then take control and report on your local community.
Public Media Network's Neighborhood Voices program puts the power of media into your hands to tell share news and information that builds the community. More people and more perspectives involved amplifies more ideas in the community and creates a healthier news and information system.
Media systems have historically underrepresented people not in power, including people of color, LGBTQ+, low-income and others facing systemic inequities. Consolidated media systems provide the power to control conversations and filter information in the hands of a powerful few private companies. We want to ensure that all people in our local communities can access news and information they need, represents them, provides information, and equips them to make change and thrive.
Neighborhood Voices Network is a community-powered reporting program. Our Neighborhood Reporter program is fueled by people reporting on their community. We are moving media forward with community solutions to re-imagine how we tell and share local news and information.
Neighborhood Reporters receive training and mentorship in how to effectively use media storytelling to tell stories on a variety of topics including arts, local events, civics, issues, and more. Pick a topic area or cover a variety of areas. Reporters whose completed stories are selected to be a part of Neighborhood Voices may receive a stipend.
Sign up for an upcoming Mobile Storytelling training cohort on our workshop page to get started and add your voice to the network.