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.
Location: * Midwest, Ohio
Beat: Effect of economic forces on moderate and low income residents
Position: This journalist examines how broad economic trends affect real lives, especially those of our traditionally disenfranchised residents, which means cultivating sources beyond the Chamber of Commerce and the Realtors Association — whether in the Fair Housing Contract Service or among Amazon warehouse workers. The reporter critically engages with economic data and complements the stories found in data by exploring the unequal distribution of resources in our community.
Skills: Writing, DataApply →