- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 12/07/09 to 12/31/11
- Focus Area
- Knight Community Information Challenge
- Little Rock
To add reporters to community newspapers in each major region of the state and post their stories and blogs online
In order to provide more in-depth coverage of local issues, this project will add five reporters to cover community and economic development issues for community newspapers in Arkansas. To view news about this project, click here. The reporters will write articles for print and blog about their communities and experiences on a new Write for Arkansas Web site. The additional reporting staff will help Arkansas residents and leaders have a greater understanding of the state’s challenges and needs. Meanwhile, the project’s online component will chronicle local issues from across the state and open a new channel of communication allowing residents to participate in the news.