Meet City Limits, a recipient of this year’s Facebook Journalism Project Community Network Grant, and learn more about their funded project.
For more information about the FJP Community Network, visit: https://facebookjournalismproject.com/programs/community-network/
The Funded Project:
Through the relaunch of Voices of New York, City Limits will bring important local ethnic and community reporting to a wider audience. Articles from news organizations serving mostly immigrant communities in languages including Chinese, Bengali and Spanish will be translated and distributed through a weekly newsletter while local panel discussions will give readers opportunities to meet and engage with these community journalists.
In Their Own Words:
Voices of NY is dedicated to curating and promoting the best of ethnic and community journalism in the New York region. Originally launched after the September 11 attacks left the Muslim community feeling invisible, Voices celebrates New York’s incredible diversity while also bringing together communities separated by language and geography. In July 2019, City Limits made a (no cash) acquisition of the assets of Voices of NY from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism; it was being folded due to strategic changes at CUNY.
We plan to relaunch Voices of NY this fall, and continue Voices’ founding mission to curate the best journalistic work being produced by scores of community and ethnic publications, and where necessary translate the work into English. As we prepare for the upcoming relaunch this September, we are seeking support to ensure the growth, success, and sustainability of Voices of NY. We look forward to making the best of ethnic and community reporting accessible to a larger audience.