Insights from the JSK Community Impact Fellows on medium:
Helping citizens in Cleveland’s East Side neighborhoods liberate public information and records that answer important questions affecting their everyday lives through the TransparentCle initiative.
Connecting Spanish-speakers along the Arizona-Mexico border and throughout the state with trustworthy information about the novel coronavirus pandemic on Whatsapp, in local newspapers, on radio and on other platforms.
Building a federated business model for publications in Detroit that serve low-wealth Black and brown communities.
Providing comprehensive multimedia and bilingual coronavirus coverage to Idaho Latinos, especially in isolated farmworking communities.
Reaching rural communities of color in Southern news deserts through deep listening; collaborative projects with local news organizations; and creative information-sharing about environmental issues.
Identifying, reporting and delivering reliable information to meet the needs of Black and brown Milwaukee residents on the city’s north and south sides.
Bringing together local reporters and media makers to respond to the information needs and concerns of people of color during the novel coronavirus pandemic through the Newark News and Story Collaborative.
Implementing participatory budgeting to connect diverse poor and middle-class communities with vital civic information that affects their neighborhoods and quality of life.
Assessing community information needs in Albuquerque’s South Valley, International District and Westgate neighborhoods and helping develop solutions to close information gaps caused by systemic racism and neglect.
Training Latino and Indigenous local residents to directly report news of and for the community in Mendocino’s news deserts.
Helping immigrant communities and other people of color access municipal meeting information during the coronavirus pandemic and provide public comments so that their voices are heard by officials making policy and budget decisions.