Asbury Park Press

The Asbury Park Press has a national reputation for strong investigative reporting, serving the community since 1879 and covering Monmouth and Ocean counties in NJ. Our 1.2 million population has about 20 percent communities of color, with some towns as high as 60%. The area is contrasted with extreme wealth and deep poverty. We have 57 writers, photogs, editors and producers.

Black Voice News

A property of Voice Media Ventures, Black Voice News focuses on advocacy, solutions-oriented and data-driven reporting. The publication has addressed issues including disparities in health, education, police violence, social justice and civil rights battles. It has chronicled some of the most important stories impacting the lives of Black Californians, and given “voice” to the community while expanding its scope of civic involvement.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

We are a legacy news organization with a well-known name and brand in Fort Worth, dating back to our founding in the early 1900s in a city that proudly says it is "Where the West begins." Our goal is to be first and best with breaking news in Fort Worth and Tarrant County and for non-breaking news reporters to be heavily driven by enterprise and accountability reporting, rather than turn-of-the-screw process reporting.

The Devil Strip

The Devil Strip is an independent community news organization that’s served the greater Akron, Ohio area for almost five years. This fall, we’ll become a community-owned local news cooperative to give residents a say in how our organization runs. This is how we’re aligning the incentives of our business and operational structure with the values of our mission and our journalism. In effect, instead of unionizing our newsroom, we’re unionizing our audience.

The Charlotte Observer

The Charlotte Observer is a 132-year-old news organization intensely focused on accountability reporting in south-central North Carolina region and on statewide issues that affect readers from the coast to the mountains. The Charlotte Observer works closely with sister McClatchy papers in the Carolinas to identify and report with impact on the ways that government decisions – or lack of decisions – impact the lives of North Carolinians. As the largest newspaper in the state, The Charlotte Observer frequently challenges denial or closure of public records and seeks relationships with other media organizations to press for disclosure of public information and transparency of government actions. The news organization’s coverage is heavily tilted toward Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, with a focus on watchdog reporting, open records and meetings, deeper storytelling and enterprise writing.

Centro de Periodismo Investigativo

Founded in 2007, the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI) is an independent, non-profit organization promoting news and information access in Puerto Rico through investigative journalism, litigation and journalism training. The CPI is the only entity of its kind in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean dedicated to investigative journalism. Our journalists have produced hundreds of stories on issues such as political corruption, the financing of electoral campaigns, public policy issues in areas such as health, the economy, the environment, education, agriculture and crime, as well as the ways in which private groups benefit from government mismanagement. Published in both Spanish and English, CPI’s work has received more than 30 awards from professional journalism associations in Puerto Rico and abroad.


KUT is the NPR affiliate in Austin, operating out of the University of Texas’ flagship campus. We are an audience-focused, community-funded newsroom that focuses on city government, education, health care, politics and policy, energy and the environment, transportation and housing and affordability issues. We cover an 8-county region in Central Texas. Our mission is to provide our audience with the information they need to understand the world around them and engage with their communities on civic issues. We distribute our content through FM radio, our website, social media, podcasts and other platforms to reach our audience where they are.  

The News & Observer

The News & Observer’s roots go back to 1865, when its predecessor The Sentinel was launched to expose corruption in the Reconstruction era. Among the News & Observer’s many awards are three Pulitzer Prizes, including the 1996 gold medal for public service. The News & Observer is the paper of record in the capital city of North Carolina, covering the statehouse, the legislature and its impact on the lives of all North Carolinians. The newspaper’s mission is to produce fearless and independent public service journalism that gives a voice to underrepresented, unheard groups and communities.

WYPR 88.1 FM

WYPR 88.1 FM is a non-commercial FM radio station headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland with repeating facilities in Frederick, Maryland (WYPF-FM) and in Ocean City, Maryland (WYPO-FM). The combined stations reach approximately 250,000 listeners weekly. WYPR provides nearly statewide coverage to its listeners with high-quality news and educational programming. WYPR is Baltimore’s premier National Public Radio Station, carrying content from NPR, American Public Media and the BBC World Service. Our reach extends beyond the Baltimore metropolitan area to Western Maryland and the Eastern Shore and includes five counties.

Northern Public Radio – WNIJ

The mission of Northern Public Radio is to enrich, inspire and inform adults in northern Illinois through programs and services that share ideas, encourage thought, give pleasure and create community. We are a member station for National Public Radio (NPR) and create opportunities throughout the year to work with reporters at all stages of their careers. The challenge and opportunity of our reach is the large geographic area we serve; from the rolling hills of northwestern Illinois as far as the Mississippi River, north to the southern Wisconsin border, south to the beauty of the Illinois Valley and Starved Rock state park near LaSalle, with an urban center of Rockford and the educational hub of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. The urban/rural divide allows us to provide perspectives of scope, scale, and context to how issues affect our listeners in these different landscapes that is not replicated by TV and newspapers given their smaller geographic reach.