The Community Voice is a bi-weekly, state-wide publication that targets Kansas’ African-American community. The publication was founded in 1993, and purchased by the Gooch family in 1996. The publication was originally a monthly, and has been bi-weekly for almost two decades. Until 2015, our coverage area was predominately the Wichita community, but we’ve expanded into the Kansas City market, focusing heavily on the Kansas side of the metropolitan area. Again, in response to a request to expand, we formally expanded our coverage in 2018 to include the Missouri side of the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Location: * Midwest, Kansas
Beat: African-American communities in Kansas City
Position: The primary focus of this reporter is the Kansas City market. While this market is underserved in general, some of the issues that are of concern to African Americans here are the reduction of violent crime and lack of affordable housing. However, there is still a great need for general assignment reporting of news and events of Kansas City's African-American community.
Reporter: Jazzlyn Johnson