NonDoc Media

NonDoc is a nonprofit digital news organization with a mission to strengthen Oklahoma communities through responsible local journalism that is unbiased and free. It has also worked to fill coverage gaps at the Oklahoma State Capitol, in tribal elections and in rural communities.

Ouray County Plaindealer

The Ouray County Plaindealer publishes a weekly paper and its news site and e-newsletter also provide vital, reliable information to this rural part of Colorado. Maintaining high standards for accuracy and fairness, its goal is to contribute to a vibrant, informed community by serving a narrow niche—primarily covering news in a county of 5,000. The publishers were recognized with the Colorado Society of Professional Journalists’ Keeper of the Flame Award in 2021 for their tenacious advocacy for the public’s right to know and hold government accountable.

Outlier Media

Outlier Media is nonprofit service journalism organization. It identifies, reports, and delivers valuable information to empower residents, holding municipal government and elected officials accountable for long-standing problems. Outlier aims to leave people with the information they need to create change in their communities.

Baltimore Afro-American

The Baltimore Afro-American is a news service, founded in 1892, that writes and reports news for and about African Americans. Staffers' reporting appears on the news site, in the weekly paper, and on social media platforms. The reporting includes a type of advocacy journalism that goes beyond reporting facts, and lends itself to how the news affects African Americans and their communities.

The Mendocino Voice

The Mendocino Voice, founded in 2016, is an online, independent news service focused on breaking news, government reporting and environmental and community issues. Publishing daily on the site and across social platforms, it also collaborates with regional outlets. The goal is to provide coverage to communities that were underserved by traditional news outlets, and The Mendocino Voice is transitioning to a community-owned organization to reflect this mission.

Block Club Chicago

Block Club Chicago is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization covering the city's diverse neighborhoods. In three years, it has gone from a scrappy startup to one of the most respected news organizations in Chicago, publishing more than a dozen stories a day online.

Dallas Free Press

Dallas Free Press, a nonprofit news site, launched in January 2020 with the mission of amplifying voices and exploring solutions to the city's systemic inequities. It focuses community journalism efforts on three zip codes in South Dallas and West Dallas, which are predominantly Black and Latino neighborhoods, respectively.

Houston Defender Network

The Houston Defender, founded in 1930, is a weekly paper and news site serving the Houston area, which includes Harris, Fort Bend and Brazoria counties. As Houston’s leading source of information for Black readers, the Defender covers news, sports, lifestyle, business, politics and more.

Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper

The Indianapolis Recorder is a news site and a weekly paper, published for 126 years. This news organization serves the Black community of Indianapolis, and aims to educate, engage and empower readers so they can thrive.

Michigan Chronicle

The Michigan Chronicle is a news site and a weekly paper that has covered the interests of the African American community in southeast Michigan, with a focus on Detroit, since 1936. Community leaders and residents look to the Chronicle to stay informed about issues that affect their lives.