The Cedar Rapids Gazette

The Cedar Rapids Gazette, founded in 1883, is the second largest newspaper in the state. This employee-owned media organization also operates a news site and hosts Iowa Ideas, an annual conference that examines issues facing the state, bringing people together to discuss challenges and possible solutions to make the community and region stronger. The Gazette has earned the Iowa Newspaper Association award for innovation four consecutive years.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is a statewide family owned news organization based in Little Rock, the state Capitol. We have a strong commitment to providing unbiased, in-depth articles to readers of both our digital replica editions and our website. We believe in using the Freedom of Information Act to get the information that tells readers how their government is run.

Arkansas Times

For 50 years, the Arkansas Times has delivered both mainstream and offbeat news with zest and heart. A progressive voice in a blood-red state, the Arkansas Times chronicles the real-world effects of conservative politics and policy in a poor Southern state. We're also the go-to source for food, arts and entertainment news.

Kansas City PBS/Flatland

Kansas City PBS has a long tradition of public service that has laid the foundation for expanding its news gathering relationship with our community. Our content platforms — television, radio, digital, social media and educational outreach — exist to serve the diversity of our region. We explore complicated issues with thoughtful reporting. We share the diverse stories of people, places, and progress in our community. We advance conversations through community engagement and social media. Specifically, Kansas City PBS operates four KCPT-related public television channels; KTBG 90.9 The Bridge, an NPR-affiliated AAA music station; and FlatlandKC, an online digital magazine; in addition to social media and community events.

KMOV-TV

KMOV in St. Louis is the most watched station in all of Missouri and Southern Illinois. KMOV is one of the top CBS affiliates in the country, a leader in Market #23, and known for its award winning news and weather coverage, numerous community service projects, and effective broadcast and digital marketing solutions. KMOV is the 2023 National Edward R Murrow Award Winner for Best Newscast and Regional Winner for Overall Excellence.

KWQC TV6 News

KWQC TV6 is the legacy broadcast and digital news organization in the Davenport IA, Rock Island/Moline, IL market, serving the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois. KWQC, owned and operated by Gray Television, has consistently been the top-rated station for news and weather information. The operation produces content for multiple platforms around the clock. In addition to an unwavering commitment to local journalism and state-of-the art weather forecasting, the KWQC news organization is dedicated to serving their communities through local programming initiatives that support diversity and inclusion.

Mississippi Free Press

The mission of the Mississippi Free Press, a nonprofit statewide newsroom, is to publish deep public-interest reporting into causes of and solutions to the social, political, and systemic challenges facing all Mississippians and their communities. We interrogate and report the systems that cause inequities on the road to lasting solutions through a mixture of narrative storytelling, data reporting, historic context and community dialogue through solution circles in under-reported communities to discover report causes and roots of inequities, followed by solutions journalism.

Tennessee Lookout

The Tennessee Lookout is a nonprofit, nonpartisan watchdog news organization dedicated to telling the stories of politics and policy that affect the people of the Volunteer State. We expose the relationships between politics, people and policy and we hold the powerful accountable.

The Texas Tribune

The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, digital-first news organization that informs and engages with Texans on public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. This news organization's site provides vital information and news to millions of Texans for free, and its journalism is distributed through more than 60 statewide media partners to local outlets. Partnerships with platforms including ProPublica, Apple News, and SmartNews put its content before a nationwide audience.

Northern Public Radio – WNIJ

Northern Public Radio, a member station of NPR, has a mission to enrich, inspire and inform listeners in northern Illinois through programs and services that share ideas, encourage thought, entertain and create community.