The Lens

The Lens is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public-interest digital newsroom, dedicated to investigative and explanatory journalism. Its mission is to educate, engage and empower the people of New Orleans by providing the information and analysis necessary to advocate for more accountable and just governance. The Lens grew out of a citizen journalist’s drive to track demolitions after Hurricane Katrina.

The Triangle Tribune

The Triangle Tribune, founded in 1998, serves Black communities in Raleigh and Durham, two of North Carolina's largest cities. Its news site and weekly paper focus on hyperlocal journalism.

WABE 90.1

WABE has been Atlanta’s independent, nonprofit source of news and local stories since 1948. As greater Atlanta’s NPR station, it reaches more than half of the state's population. Its mission is to inform, inspire, reflect and empower the community by delivering fact-based journalism, essential to democracy.


WFDD is North Carolina's charter NPR affiliate station, celebrating 75 years on the air. WFDD broadcasts in 32 counties across the Piedmont and High Country of North Carolina and southern Virginia. Its mission is to bring stories from all corners of the region, rural and urban.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is the largest newsroom in the city and has a mission to report what’s going on in the community. Its reporters uncover the truth, protect the public’s right to know, hold community leaders accountable for serving the public, and document the region’s moments, milestones and people. This news organization is owned by Cox Enterprises, a private, family owned company. is the largest news site in Alabama, and part of the Alabama Media Group. The site has a statewide focus and grew out of the 2012 online combination of the Mobile Press-Register, The Birmingham News and The Huntsville Times, which remain news sources for print readers in those communities. operates hubs in those three cities, and has 75 reporters, editors, digital producers and videographers based throughout the state.


WJCT is a community-owned public media organization serving the Jacksonville region since 1958, using television, radio, digital media and live events to engage the community. Its mission is to improve the quality of lives and the community, by being a resource for people to come together to celebrate diversity, experience lifelong learning and actively engage in matters of civic importance.

The Commercial Dispatch

The Commercial Dispatch, a daily paper and a news site, has been owned by the same family for 100 years. The primary coverage area is Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties. Lowndes is home to a diverse economy. Oktibbeha's economy is largely fueled by Mississippi State University. This news organization tackles stories with down-the-middle reporting, but also believes a paper's editorial stances play an important role in a community. Its tagline is "Open eyes, open minds," a nod to its history of pushing aggressive watchdog journalism and a vibrant local opinion page.

Asheville Watchdog

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.


WKMS is a small, rural public radio station and news site, serving over 35 counties in western Kentucky, southern Illinois and northwest Tennessee. Its mission is to be an essential, trusted news provider, promote civil discourse and showcase eclectic music.