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GOOD Magazine

Emily Frisella

27 April 2017

United States

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Wikipedia's editorial makeup lacks diversity—a phenomenon that could be detected by the majority “straight white male” makeup of the editing team, and inferred by the lack of information on 'feminine' topics. But than...

The Hindu

R. Avadhani

8 April 2017

Zaheerabad, India

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Sangam Radio is India's oldest community radio station as well as the first station run by women. Broadcasting two hours a day, Sangam plays recording of songs collected in the field, personal stories of community mem...

Devex

Catherine Cheney

9 March 2017

Portland, Oregon, United States

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April Rinne, a sharing economy adviser in Portland, believes that new technology and the emergence of the sharing economy has massive potential to connect talent, resources, and ideas around the globe, particularly in...

Foreign Policy

Reid Standish

1 March 2017

Finland

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Identifying and combating propaganda is imperative for an informed public to have a sense of identity and make political decisions. In Finland, a “public diplomacy” program is countering Russian propaganda by better u...

The Atlantic

Linda Kinstler

2 February 2017

Sweden

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In order to address propaganda, Scandinavian governments have delivered a consistent counter-message, provided training for government workers, and fostered a sense of local identity. These steps have mitigated the im...

BBC

Sahar Zand

29 January 2017

United States

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In order to mitigate the impact of fake news crafted and spread for political purposes, social media sites and independent organizations are developing media literacy tools. These range from changes to social media al...

Christian Science Monitor

Kyle Spencer

25 January 2017

Greeley, Colorado, United States

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As technology continues to play an ever increasing role in education - and subsequently, job opportunities - many rural towns with limited resources are struggling to provide their students, particularly those from lo...

TRT World

Priyanka Borpujari

23 January 2017

El Salvador

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Community radio stations in El Salvador and have made a positive impact in the lives of young adult working at these stations. In a country with high rates of violence and youth gang membership, stations provide a way...

Generocity

Donte Kirby

10 January 2017

Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, United States

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The popularity of the podcast has skyrocketed in recent years, but minorities remain drastically underrepresented in the field, as with most media realms. Contemporary Black Canvas was created to help encourage people...

ThinkProgress

Aysha Khan

15 December 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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New initiatives have been implemented to address Wikipedia’s gender gap: both the discrepancy of who is editing the site and the discrepancy of who is covered by the site. Activities include classes to teach girls how...

The Atlantic

Adrienne LaFrance

12 December 2016

Netherlands

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By mapping links onto satellite imagery, Radio Garden provides an easy way to listen to the online broadcasts of radio stations around the world. Through these broadcasts, a listener can expand their cultural awarenes...

WNYC

Sarah Gonzalez

23 November 2016

Bronx, New York, United States

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In an era when success in school and the workplace is so heavily reliant on internet access, almost 20 percent of New York City households still lack internet access at home. Fortunately, the New York City Housing Aut...

Shareable

Anna Pratt

16 November 2016

Lafayette, California, United States

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Libraries in the United States have traditionally been centers to consume information, offering users books in quiet isolation. However, a new movement across the country is transforming libraries by providing interne...

Columbia Journalism Review

Judith Matloff

21 October 2016

United States

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Founded in 2012, the Economic Hardship Reporting Project commissions, edits, and places articles, films, photojournalism and other reportage focused on inequality. EHRP’s articles not only humanize issues of inequalit...

KNME-PBS

Megan Kamerick

7 October 2016

Farmington, New Mexico, United States

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Many families in rural New Mexico still do not have high speed internet access at home. In Farmington, the public school district, a local college, and nonprofits are working to close the gap in the digital divide for...

Santa Fe Public Radio (KSFR)

Lucia Duncan

4 October 2016

Dixon, New Mexico, United States

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In New Mexico, public libraries are funded by municipalities. That means, if you live in an unincorporated town, there’s no funding stream for a local public library. But, in northern New Mexico, residents in severa...

Bright Magazine

Katia Savchuk

24 August 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Catalytic Communications provides resources to reporters to help them move beyond stereotypical ideas and present a multifaceted perspective of life in favelas. This is especially important during times like the Olymp...

Jackson Free Press

Todd Stauffer

17 August 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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The staff of the Jackson Free Press used a Solutions Journalism Network grant to explore juvenile justice issues and solutions taking place around the country. This piece offers an overview by the publisher of what th...

Minnesota Public Radio

Elizabeth Dunbar

4 August 2016

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Testimony from scientists can be crucial for lawmakers, judges, and juries in making critical decisions that impact their communities. The Expert Witness Training Academy program at Mitchell Hamline School of Law pair...

Pacific Standard

Rick Paulas

26 July 2016

Philippines

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While internet access is widespread in the Philippines, the speed tends to be low and the cost tends to be high. The Philippines-based company Wi-Fi Interactive Network has been taking steps to address these issues by...

Chicago Reporter

Adeshina Emmanuel

22 June 2016

New York, New York, United States

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ClaimStat is a New York city program that uses data to track allegations of police misconduct on a neighborhood level and shares the information with the public, helping prevent lawsuits against the city and diverting...

Civic Hall

Jessica Mckenzie

3 June 2016

New York, New York, United States

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New York Public Libraries are closing the digital divide by offering tech trainings, that have already been very successful as indicated by their long waitlists. Attention is now turned towards growing these programs,...

Pacific Standard

Rick Paulas

26 May 2016

Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States

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Before 2011, 40% of residents of Greenfield, Massachusetts did not have Internet access. The mayor hired someone to help the town become its own Internet Service Provider, build out the necessary fiber, and fund the ...

The New York Times

Thomas Fuller

15 May 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Journalists in San Francisco, frustrated at inaction over the city’s homeless crisis, are planning coordinated coverage on the issue.

The New York Times

Amy Harmon

15 March 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Molecular biologists and neuroscientists are tweeting with the hashtag #ASAPbio in protest of a system that keeps research from being shared with the public, typically for more than six months.

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