The City, a nonprofit digital news platform, is dedicated to hard-hitting reporting that serves the people of New York City, and produces strong people-centered stories that are anchored by data and present policy issues in a clear and accessible form. This news organization was created to address the growing local news gap: crucial city agencies, neighborhoods home to millions of New Yorkers, and some of the most important institutions have been the subject of declining news coverage, or none at all.
The Land was created in 2020 to report on Cleveland’s neighborhoods, economy and local government, delivering in-depth stories that foster accountability, inform the community, and inspire people to take action. This nonprofit started with a free website and a newsletter, and today it has built a diverse board, fostered community partnerships, welcomed thousands of subscribers, created an internship program and reporting fellowship for journalists of color, and published hundreds of stories.
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.
The Missouri Independent was founded in October 2020 with a mission to fill the gap in state Capitol coverage created by downsizing newsrooms. This nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization focuses on in-depth, enterprise reporting in the public interest, and provides that work at no charge to readers and other news organizations around the state. It is the largest news organization solely focused on state government and politics in Missouri.
Asheville Watchdog, an online investigative news organization, is independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit, serving Asheville and nearby communities in western North Carolina. Its mission is to inform and engage through rigorously reported and clearly presented stories.
The Tucson Sentinel is a nonprofit independent digital newsroom that informs southern Arizonans about the community challenges and unique culture of this area. It is the only locally-owned source for watchdog reporting. This award-winning newsroom serves readers in Tucson and rural stretches of Pima County, along with the other border counties of Santa Cruz and Cochise.
Bay City News Foundation, a nonprofit news site, provides free, data-driven, public service journalism to the San Francisco Bay Area. The focus is local civic news, regional arts and culture, equity issues, profiles, in-depth packages and environment coverage in the 12-county area.
The Victoria Advocate is 175 years old, and the second oldest daily paper in Texas. This family-owned community paper and news site is committed to reporting daily news, features, and hard-hitting investigations, holding officials accountable.
Berkeleyside, a news site serving Berkeley, California, is part of the Cityside media organization, a nonprofit. Berkeleyside's strength is breaking news and digging deep on issues of accountability. It has created a loyal and highly engaged audience, averaging over 1.5 million monthly page views, and has earned awards for its work.
Voice of OC was established in 2009 to cover local civic news. A nonpartisan, nonprofit digital news organization, it produces fact-based news every day on the inner workings of local government and agencies. Voice of OC offers readers free coverage.