Media Reinvestment

Jordan Green

The idea –
A community news service – primarily online – what would serve a distressed community, meaning de-industrialized, losing population, struggling with foreclosure, difficulty providing government services.
More about the idea: Start with watchdog government coverage (public budgets, taxes, rezoning, public safety, parks, sidewalks); also culture: independent local musicians, poets, artists. Also focus on local independent businesses that sustain community.

Going forward… needs, supports?
1. Funding
2. Workspace (funding)
3. Equipment (computers, digital cameras) –translation- funding.

What’s next?
Pick a community to serve what’s next: Put together a staff that is diverse by race, gender and age.