The American Press Institute will host an open Zoom discussion at 1 p.m. ET Monday, June 27, to discuss what local news organizations are learning about modern service journalism, or stories aimed at conveying practical information on topics like voting in a pandemic, hurricane preparedness and how people can access housing and health services. To register and share questions in advance, click here.
- Glenn Burkins, QCity Metro, whose project focused on essential voting logistics in 2020 accompanied by short videos with older Black Americans discussing the importance of voting
- Cecily Weisburgh, the Keene Sentinel, whose project developed a website with resources for southwestern New Hampshire residents facing housing insecurity
- Fernando Soto, Nuestro Estado, whose project helped residents find and understand resources for issues such as local health and hurricane preparedness
- Ben Trefny, KALW, whose project distributed voting information in precincts with low voter turnout in collaboration with community partners