Covering Communities |
William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications |
The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation |
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation |
Uncovering Communities

Community. What's Old is New Again.

Welcome! This site is intended to clear the noise and get back to the basics of journalism.

We’re all members of multiple communities. They look familiar and easy to understand. But communities run deeper than we might think. So, why bother with this site?

If you understand a community's layers, and you’re willing to explore them, you’ll find stories that ring true. If you know how to find the leaders in a community and can ask better questions, you’ll be more effective and efficient.

In an era with more demands for 24/7 news, we can help.

Visit
Check out the Third Places we found in Kansas and West Virginia. Then send us some of your own.
Have fun
Put your puzzle skills to the test and find out what it takes to really "Know Your Community."
Talk back
We want your comments and suggestions. Tell us how this site is working for you.
Blog it
D.F. Oliveria is The Spokesman-Review's blogging guru. In this Q&A, he shares his trick for getting people to check his blog more than once a day.
Explore
See how covering car racing helped Molly Bingham, a freelance photojournalist, overcome her preconceived views.