AsAmNews is a daily digital news site focused on coverage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. We are published by the nonprofit Asian American Media Inc. Our mission is to drive the narrative about AAPIs and to showcase all that is American about the community.
MLK50: Justice Through Journalism is an award-winning nonprofit digital newsroom, and focused on the intersection of poverty, power and policy. Its vision echoes Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream: a nation where all residents, especially workers, have enough resources to thrive, and where public and private policy supports their success.
The Ouray County Plaindealer is a weekly newspaper. It’s been operating since 1877, since miners and other settlers came to this mountainous area of Colorado to seek their fortunes and make a living. Today, the Plaindealer’s readership includes locals whose families have been in the area for just as long as the newspaper, as well as newcomers who have moved to Ouray County after retiring or to work in the tourism industry. One of the notable things about the Plaindealer’s circulation is we deliver to 41 states—and are discovering that many of these subscribers are part-time residents or folks who wish to move here someday. The Plaindealer is the paper of record for Ouray County, and it’s what people rely on to know what happened at city and town council meetings, who said what at the school board retreat, and what happened to that bear that was wandering around town breaking into people’s houses. The Plaindealer’s publishers, a couple who bought the newspaper in April 2019, are longtime Colorado journalists who left the largest newspaper in the western half of the state to purchase the weekly and bring quality journalism to the publication. They believe that even small, rural places deserve good journalism.
Founded in 2009, the San Francisco Public Press is a nonprofit, noncommercial news organization publishing and broadcasting independent public-interest journalism about under-covered topics, focusing on under-served audiences. We offer local investigative and solutions reporting at sfpublicpress.org and via “Civic,” a public affairs podcast also airing on KSFP 102.5 FM, our low-power community radio station. Coverage includes homelessness, housing affordability, public health, sea level rise, environmental equity, transportation safety, digital privacy, immigration and elections.
The Assembly is a digital-first magazine publishing deep reporting on power and place in North Carolina. We launched in 2021 with a focus on interesting and nonpartisan journalism about our state. We tell big stories, and give our journalists space to be ambitious. Our reporting aims to be narrative, informative and revelatory. This year, we started building regional teams and partners to bring that same level of reporting to the city level.
The Buckeye Flame is Ohio's only LGBTQ+ newsroom. Our mission is to amplify the voices of LGBTQ+ Ohioans to support community and civic empowerment through the creation of engaging content that chronicles our experiences, triumphs and struggles.
Anna Pope covers agriculture and rural communities for KOSU, an NPR affiliate in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Pope holds a bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism from Oklahoma State University, where she reported for the university’s paper and later became its news editor. Pope interned at KOSU public radio, and was a 2021 Community Fellow with the Inasmuch Foundation, a nonprofit with the goal of improving the quality of life for Oklahomans.
Eric Guzmán covers the youth sports culture in Detroit for the Detroit Free Press. Prior to joining the Free Press newsroom, Guzmán did freelance work with El Central Hispanic Newspaper, covering the events and happenings in the Southwest Detroit Community. He's also done work in the podcast space covering sports, music and pop culture. Guzmán earned his Bachelor's in Journalism from The University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2019 and has strong ambitions on achieving a fruitful career in multimedia.