The Mendocino Voice, founded in 2016, is an online, independent, worker owned, general interest news service with an emphasis on breaking news, government reporting, and community events. We publish multiple times daily on our website and across social platforms. Rural Mendocino County, in northern California, has become a news desert, and our goal is to go beyond merely restoring the old status quo, by providing coverage to communities that were left out even before the collapse of the news industry. We are transitioning to a worker-reader co-op with funding from Facebook Community Journalism Project/Lenfest Institute.
The Yakima Herald-Republic, a daily paper and news site, is the largest media outlet in the Yakima Valley, and dedicated to serving central Washington with breaking news and in-depth coverage. El Sol de Yakima, a Spanish-language website and weekly paper, is part of the Herald-Republic newsroom, and the two publications cross-publish stories. Yakima Magazine, a monthly, is also part of this news organization.
The Salt Lake Tribune became a nonprofit in late 2019, and the news organization is now owned by the community and under the stewardship of a board. In 2020, The Tribune established its mission statement, built its board and launched its supporting subscribers programs. The mission: The Tribune is Utah’s independent voice. Building on a legacy of courageous, watchdog journalism, this news organization strives to tell stories that are interesting, important and inclusive. Dedicated to fairness and accuracy, it aims to engage and empower readers.
Black Voice News, a news site, focuses on advocacy, solutions-oriented and data-driven reporting. It has addressed issues like disparities in health and education, police violence, social justice and civil rights battles. BVN has chronicled some of the most important stories impacting the lives of Black Californians, and given voice to the community while expanding its scope of civic involvement.
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.
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.
El Tímpano informs, engages and amplifies the voices of the Bay Area’s Latino and Indigenous Mayan immigrants. This nonprofit runs an SMS-based reporting platform to provide news and facilitate conversation, and investigates and reports the issues raised by the communities it serves. Its coverage is often published in partnership with other local, state, and national news outlets, and El Timpano's news site will soon launch.
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 Herald and News delivers breaking news and in-depth reporting about the issues affecting readers and their concerns, and has published in Klamath County, in south central Oregon, for over a century. The online publication and the paper, published four days a week, primarily cover the city of Klamath Falls and Klamath County, and report on neighboring Lake County and some nearby communities in Northern California.
The Mitchell Republic covers 17 mostly rural counties in central South Dakota. The website and twice-weekly print edition are the primary source of community news in the region. This news organization is part of Forum Communications, a network of community-driven newsrooms, broadcast stations and new media services.