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What stories are missing from your community?
Local journalism is important.
It shapes our livesOur communities rely on local journalists to tell our most important community stories — stories affecting our homes, education, health and jobs.
It holds leaders accountableLocal journalism helps us hold our leaders accountable so they apply resources where we need them most. We need reporters keeping an eye on those in power.
It connects our communitiesWhen journalists are connected with our communities, we become more connected to each other. This helps us work together to address local problems like gentrification, struggling schools and racial injustice.
It creates positive changeFor our communities to thrive, we need to work closely with journalists to report our most important stories and use those stories to create positive change. This means working together.
Increasing community engagement with local journalism
When our communities are missing from discussions about journalism, we aren’t involved in shaping the future. The more engaged we are, the better local journalism reflects us and serves our needs. Working together, we can build the trust, support and sources journalists need to do their jobs. Through News Voices, we organize events to connect newsrooms and communities and help them build stronger networks and collaborative projects.Learn about our work
Finding new ways to support journalism and serve civic needs
We must find new ways to create and support local journalism, amplifying the diverse voices that represent our communities. The only way to accomplish that — and to ensure we can invest in both technology and people doing the work — is with more resources. At News Voices, we’re taking bold action to transform local journalism — and change how we fund it, too.What's the big idea? Find out
Make local journalism better.Get involved
News Voices: New Jersey launched in 2015, and we’re working in communities across the state — focusing on connecting people with their local newsrooms.
Did you know?
There’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in New Jersey that could give hundreds of millions of dollars back to the public in support of local journalism and community information needs. The state is about to sell off valuable public TV licenses worth billions of dollars — and you can have a say in how that money is used. But you must speak up now.
It's great to see such wonderful collaboration between community and news media. I believe this opens up a bridge of understanding and compassion when stories are created in good intention.
There are so many stories, not just casinos. I got into this business to tell stories about people and give voice to people who otherwise would not be heard.
Responsible journalism is more than just reporting the facts, it is about telling a story. We need to find out what is taking place in our community and most importantly learn about the people that live here.
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