Last week, the City Club of Cleveland—one of the nation’s great free speech forums—sponsored a forum entitled “Reimagining Journalism: New Kids on the Block,” which featured The Buckeye Flame.
Today, Ohio has 32 percent fewer newspapers than it did in 2004, making it harder for local readers to find out about their local city councilperson, what’s going on in their school district, or the latest updates on efforts to create change on the issues that most affect their lives.
Fortunately, new publications and partnerships have leapt into the breach in Northeast Ohio, aiming to fill the news desert with much-needed coverage. A few of those publications include A Greater Buckeye, The Buckeye Flame and The Cleveland Observer, as well as a new partnership effort titled the Northeast Ohio Solutions Journalism Collaborative, which brings together 20+ newsrooms across Cleveland and Akron to address community issues through a solutions journalism lens.
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