NPR and Texas public radio stations collaborated to form the Texas News Hub. It’s the first step in a systemwide collaborative project to create a nationwide virtual public radio newsroom of 1,000-plus journalists. The collaboration includes two daily, hour-long statewide programs (Texas Standard and Think) and will soon include six daily statewide newscasts, and a statewide digital news desk. The Hub is working to hire and train freelance and small station reporters to provide news service to underserved communities in the state’s news deserts.
Kailey Broussard is an accountability reporter covering Arlington, Texas for KERA/The Texas Newsroom. With a population of almost 400,000 people, Arlington is among the nation’s largest cities with no daily professional news presence. While pursuing her journalism degree at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, she reported on Arizona’s congressional delegation in Washington D.C., pedestrian fatalities in the Sun Belt, and Venezuelan refugees in Peru as well as U.S. disaster response through a 2019 Carnegie-Knight News21 reporting fellowship. She holds an MMC from Arizona State University and a B.A. from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Originally from Louisiana, Broussard spent two years interning and freelancing for The Advocate in Baton Rouge and four years as a staff writer and editor for her student paper, The Vermilion. Her work has won recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists regions 11 and 12, Southeast Journalism Conference, Arizona Press Club, and Broadcast Education Association.
The Akron Beacon Journal provides comprehensive news coverage primarily for Summit and Stark counties in post-industrial Northeast Ohio. We frequently publish deep-dive enterprise reports on a wide variety of topics. These newsroom also leads the joint news efforts of GateHouse Media in Northeast Ohio, which includes numerous other daily media sites and weekly publications. Overall, GateHouse serves 10 counties in Northeast Ohio and a population of 1.2 million residents. We also work closely with GateHouse’s Columbus Dispatch for Statehouse and regional news coverage.
Abbey Marshall covers Akron city government for the Akron Beacon Journal in Akron, Ohio. Marshall is a 2020 graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, where she studied on a full academic scholarship awarded to a student pursuing a career in reporting. Throughout her collegiate career, she completed two internships at The Columbus Dispatch as a metro reporter and web producer. She recently returned from Washington, D.C., where she covered breaking news as an intern at Politico. Having worked at a nonprofit in Mumbai, studied French and media in Aix-en-Provence and covered politics in the nation’s capital, she ultimately realized she missed the state she calls home and the fight for solid local journalism.
The Traverse City Record-Eagle is northern Michigan's largest news outlet, operating print and digital publications, including a daily print edition, a quarterly magazine and two podcasts. The Record-Eagle has a strong history of strong watchdog reporting complemented by artful narrative writing. Our newsroom is situated in downtown Traverse City, but serves a five-county core coverage area as well as broad, growing sections of news desert in northern Michigan.
We’re a team of Greater Cleveland news outlets passionate about news and information, amplifying the voices of those often unheard, and changing the narrative about our communities. With 22 partner newsrooms, reporters and community organizations embedded in nearly every corner of Northeast Ohio from Akron to Cleveland’s Buckeye-Woodland neighborhoods, NEO SOJO (Northeast Ohio Solutions Journalism) is dedicated to targeting one issue in 2020 — how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting communities — and spotlighting solutions. We want to tell stories that lift up ways to solve issues that plague our communities and change the conversation about what’s possible in Northeast Ohio.
Pete Grieve is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where he studied political science and photography. He was a reporting intern at the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Sun-Times and CNN Politics, and he received criminal investigative training as an intern with the public defender’s office in Washington, D.C. He worked as editor-in-chief of the UofC’s student newspaper, The Chicago Maroon. In college, Grieve produced nationally circulated breaking news coverage and reported in-depth features including a hazing investigation that was recognized with the $2500 annual student journalism award from the Institute on Political Journalism. He launched and cowrote an email newsletter for the Maroon that quickly accumulated more than 5,000 subscribers, and he helped start a work-study program to pay student newspaper staff, the only program of its kind from an independent organization at the University. Grieve grew up in Sacramento, California and Washington, D.C.
Technical.ly is a major part of narrating economic change for the communities we serve. We’re interested in second and third tier regional economies.
We’ve reported on each of our communities for five or more years, the longest being Philadelphia for a decade. Our reporters are trained to be deeply ingrained in the communities we serve, while also holding perspective from around other local economies. We are read by serious technologists, experienced entrepreneurs and economic development leaders who allocate resources among constituencies.