Equipping you with the tools and resources for local journalism
Are you tired of the type of news stories you see about your community? Do you feel that important stories and voices are left out of mainstream media? Then take control of the narrative and report on your local community.
Public Media Network has two journalism programs that put control of the media into the community's hands: Neighborhood Voices Network, and Civic Reporter Network. Journalism is better with a diversity of voices and perspectives. More people and more perspectives means that local information will be well-rounded, and amplify more ideas in the community.
Neighborhood Voices Network offers an introduction to reporting. Participants dive into important topics like news values, interviewing, journalism ethics, and movement journalism. Community members who complete this training are invited to submitting local stories for distribution through Public Media Network, and attend a monthly pitch meeting with other Neighborhood Reporters. Neighborhood reporters report on arts, local events, issues, and can even have their own interview or news program.
Civic Reporter Network trains, equips, and pays community members to attend and report on local government meetings. If you are interested in local government and enjoy getting involved with journalism and media, then the Civic Reporter Network may be for you!
The written and video reports of local government meetings help others in the community to understand and be involved in local government.