Fernando Figueroa

Fernando Figueroa covers the environment and climate change for The Ithaca Voice in NY. Figueroa previously worked as the environment beat reporter at The Independent Florida Alligator covering local protests, hurricanes, and the University of Florida administrative transition's implications on university climate policy. He also worked at WUFT covering Florida's water quality, Gainesville's regenerative agriculture, and sustainable architecture. Figueroa grew up in Venezuela and is fluent in Spanish. Outside of the newsroom, he loves to cook for his friends and will never miss an opportunity to dance.

The Ithaca Voice

The Ithaca Voice is a hyper-local independent non-profit news organization that covers the City of Ithaca and Tompkins County. As corporate media entities in the area have declined, The Ithaca Voice has made its mission to cover anything and everything newsworthy that happens in our community, from the good to the bad to the off-beat to the ugly. Our vision is to be enterprising, accurate and forward-thinking in our coverage to engage and inform our audience about the local issues impacting their daily lives.

Wisconsin Watch

Wisconsin Watch is a nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news outlet that produces investigative reporting, while training current and future investigative journalists. The news outlet has reporters based in Madison, Milwaukee, and Oshkosh with other members of the editorial and business teams located across the state.

WFDD

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.

Bowling Green Daily News

The Bowling Green Daily News, a news site and the area’s only daily paper, is the main news source in south central Kentucky. The primary coverage area is the city of Bowling Green and Warren County, including Western Kentucky University. Founded in 1884, The Daily News has a mission to provide comprehensive and contextual news coverage and is regular winner of General Excellence designations by the Kentucky Press Association.

The Cedar Rapids Gazette

The Cedar Rapids Gazette, founded in 1883, is the second largest newspaper in the state. This employee-owned media organization also operates a news site and hosts Iowa Ideas, an annual conference that examines issues facing the state, bringing people together to discuss challenges and possible solutions to make the community and region stronger. The Gazette has earned the Iowa Newspaper Association award for innovation four consecutive years.

Door County Knock

Door County Knock is an independent, nonprofit news organization covering Door County, Wisconsin. Knock reports stories on the issues, institutions and decision-makers that affect residents’ lives — including coverage of our county government -- as well as in-depth reporting on economic and social issues such as affordable housing, child care, mental health, addiction and development.

InvestigateWest

InvestigateWest is a nonprofit news organization founded in 2009 that is dedicated to change-making investigative journalism for the Pacific Northwest. The Northwest-based newsroom covers a range of topics including the environment and climate change, health inequities, social justice, voting rights and government accountability. Our reporting appears on our website and is regularly republished by 15 news outlets across Washington, Oregon and Idaho. We also frequently partner with national publications including The Washington Post, The Atlantic and The Guardian.

The Marshall News Messenger

The Marshall News Messenger, an M. Roberts Media member located in Marshall, Texas, has a mission to produce valuable journalistic content that engages audiences and improves the communities of Harrison County.

Kansas City PBS/Flatland

Kansas City PBS has a long tradition of public service that has laid the foundation for expanding its news gathering relationship with our community. Our content platforms — television, radio, digital, social media and educational outreach — exist to serve the diversity of our region. We explore complicated issues with thoughtful reporting. We share the diverse stories of people, places, and progress in our community. We advance conversations through community engagement and social media. Specifically, Kansas City PBS operates four KCPT-related public television channels; KTBG 90.9 The Bridge, an NPR-affiliated AAA music station; and FlatlandKC, an online digital magazine; in addition to social media and community events.