Grow Citizen Journalism

Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Date Awarded
Grant Period
07/01/11 to 07/31/14
Focus Areas
Communities, Journalism, Media Innovation
Knight Community Information Challenge

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For the Grow Citizen Journalism Project to engage diverse communities in environmental information and action using mobile media tools, targeted messaging, and training in citizen journalism

To empower disenfranchised local communities affected by environmental issues, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo will expand its site, a previous challenge winner, to include mobile reporting, mapping and new information applications. These new tools will give a voice to low-income communities and people of color who are disproportionately affected by environmental pollution and have few resources to take action. The Grow Citizen Journalism project will also train citizens in story creation techniques so they can share their first-hand experiences with their toxic surroundings to raise awareness of the issues and encourage action.

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Johanna Hess

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