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Growing Garden State Stories: A Community Call to Action
October 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Imagine partnering with a newsroom that’s dedicated to your community —shining a light on what you care about most, with plenty of resources and support.
That’s the vision of the Civic Info Consortium, a proposal to unite New Jersey residents, journalists, universities and tech innovators to supportive transformative news and information projects.
Together, we’ll amplify underrepresented voices and inspire civic engagement. How? By giving you and your neighbors the information you need to participate in your community, share your perspective and vote.
This fall, state lawmakers can make this vision a reality — but they need to hear from you. Join the campaign to create the Civic Info Consortium.
What: Growing Garden State Stories: A Community Call to Action
When: Sat., Oct. 28, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Where: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Campus Center, third floor, 150 Bleeker St., Newark
RSVP today and join Free Press Action Fund on Oct. 28.
News Voices: New Jersey aims to build a network of people invested in local journalism.
We believe the future of quality local journalism lies in collaborations between newsrooms and communities. Deep connections between media outlets and readers benefit both groups: Newsrooms can expand their audiences, deepen local engagement and find new sources. Communities can call on reporters to cover the issues they care about most and help create the kinds of local media they need.
News Voices: New Jersey is a project of Free Press and Free Press Action Fund.