News impacts your life. Empower a more informed society.
The News Impact Project’s Index of Impactful News provides examples of news stories that have had a positive impact on their communities. This resource provides compelling evidence of the critical role of and need for high-quality local journalism to ensure an informed society.
Whether it’s reporting on the activities of the local government, updates on the local sports teams or coverage of a community event, much of our local journalism has a big impact on the members of the community. Without our local news publishers, we would be at a significant disadvantage.
Scroll down to view the Index entries, alphabetized by news outlet name, and click on the links to read the stories and see how local news is making an impact.
Index of Impactful News
Some stories are behind a paywall. PDFs are shared with permission from the publishers.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Exclusive: How systems failed to protect Effingham kids before death”
Bangor Daily News, “Mass eviction in Portland to uproot low income families”
Bay Area News Group, “Who Owns Silicon Valley?”
Bristol Herald Courier, “Critical Mass”
Canyon Courier, “Columbine 20th anniversary: Tragedy altered security procedures” (PDF)
Clear Creek Courant, “Digger Stadium: As good as gold: A look back at Golddigger Stadium” (PDF)
Clear Creek Courant, “Digger Stadium: There will never be another quite like it” (PDF)
Clear Creek Courant, “Digger Stadium: Ruschmyer, Morris had the best seats in the house” (PDF)
Clear Creek Courant, “Digger Stadium: Old-timers have cherished memories of iconic field” (PDF)
Detroit Free Press, “Mayor Mike Duggan set her up to succeed. That raises questions.”
Detroit Free Press, “Detroit rape victim: Wrong man may be in prison for my assault”
Detroit Free Press, “How Detroit Tigers pitcher Matt Boyd is saving 36 girls in Uganda”
Juneau Empire, “City considering cutting City Museum to balance budget“
Kaiser Health News, “Not Yesterday’s Cocaine: Death Toll Rising From Tainted Drug”
Louisville Courier-Journal, “Where a woman delivers her baby in Kentucky can determine how safe she is” (PDF)
The Oregonian, “No Mercy”
The Oregonian, “Polluted by Money”
Press of Atlantic City, “Dispatching practices contribute to Sea Isle’s fire problems“
News Impact Index Participating Organizations
Featured stories on the blog:
Click below to view our blog posts featuring stories from the Index, sharing more insight and detail from the newsrooms themselves into how a story idea originated and the process for getting it published.
Please contact Alliance Reporter, Trends & Insights Jennifer Peters with questions or for more information.
Send Us Your Stories
If you are a journalist, editor or other newsroom member with an impactful story to share, click below for more information on the the News Impact Project and to submit your story for inclusion in the Index of Impactful News.