SAVE LOCAL JOURNALISM
Local journalism around the nation is in crisis. While the traditional journalism business model is dying, the need for journalism — a pillar of our democracy — is more important than ever. We want to be part of the solution in Kansas and Missouri.
We’re working on a business model that doesn’t have the overhead costs of print newspapers or an emphasis on profits for investors at the expense of local reporting resources. Instead, we’re betting on the relationships that we (journalists) can build with communities through membership, events and collaboration — a sustainable, nonprofit (or rather, “for purpose”) model that puts the interest of the public first.
We’re going to tell the stories that aren’t being told today, and focus our coverage on how our communities are impacted by government — everything from environmental reporting and education budgets to agriculture and economic incentives. We aren’t going to chase the 24-hour news cycle. Instead, we’re going to give you smart, high-level reporting that holds people accountable, gives proper context, looks at evidence-based solutions, and shares the personal struggles of those affected by these issues.