News impacts your life. Empower a more informed society.
Welcome to the News Impact Project, proudly showcasing the valuable work of journalists and newsrooms in local communities! The resources found here, including an Index of impactful stories from news organizations all across the country, provide compelling evidence of the critical need for continued local news coverage by quality journalists.
Access the index below and consider supporting your local news publishers through subscribing or making a donation, or simply sharing their good work with fellow members of your community, friends and family members.
In addition, news publishers can share the print and digital resource, the News Impact Project Tool Kit, with government and community leaders and teachers to reinforce the civic role journalism plays in their home communities in ensuring accountability within their local governments.
Index of Impactful News
News is how we navigate our lives, whether it’s a new movie theater opening down the street, excessive spending of city officials, or a road maintenance project that will affect our daily commute. The stories contained in this database demonstrate the importance of and critical need for quality local journalism in order to ensure strong, informed communities. Access the index in two forms below: 1) A comprehensive listing of all stories in the index with links and 2) Featured stories on our blog that provide more insight and detail into how the stories came to be.
Often is it through receiving the everyday efforts of local journalists and newsroom staff to produce and deliver the news that we begin to realize the importance of local news in our daily lives.
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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 encyclopedia of impactful stories.
Please contact Alliance Reporter, Trends & Insights Jennifer Peters with questions or for more information.
∼ The information we get from our local news is what allows us to
engage in our communities and with our neighbors. ∼
Browse our impactful stories featured as part of the News Impact Project here.