Meet CPSA Courier, 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:
The Flint Courier will recruit, train and host weekly editorial meetings with community journalists from the city’s nine wards. These community representatives will work with the editorial team and receive video and podcasting training, empowering them to identify and cover new angles on city’s water crisis.
In Their Own Words:
The Flint Courier hopes to groom community journalists from each of the city’s nine wards to work with the paper’s editorial team to identify news opportunities relating to the city’s water crisis. The efficacy of the Courier lies in its ability to give voice to a community rendered voiceless by mainstream media. The Flint Courier is the first and only African-American print publication serving the community. The best case scenario is that a population of Flint residents will become media literate and confident in their ability to advocate for their city and engage effectively with mainstream media.