We covered a lot of ground in 2022:
- Our coverage of the district attorney’s race empowered the most affected community members to lead the discussion
- Our tenant-focused housing beat led to the development of an eviction guide, a renters' rights event, and also prompted city officials to reverse their decision to end Emergency Rental Assistance
- Wendi received the Local Champion Award from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
- We worked hard to mitigate historic distrust of traditional media by creating resources and media literacy guides for readers, including “Don’t be a Copagandist” on covering crime and violence and “Don’t Talk to a Journalist Until You Read This,” both written by our collaborator Lewis Raven Wallace
As we think about what’s next for MLK50, we are reflecting on one of the biggest questions raised from last year’s work:
How can we extend our journalism to better engage the communities that get to the heart of our mission and link resources and policy to the people who need it the most?
For our 6th birthday, we want to raise $10,000 to build on our community engagement efforts by adding capacity to our online and in-person events, creating an ecosystem of community partnerships, and offering physical distribution.
Join us in getting our reporting into the hands of those who have not lost hope for a better Memphis.
Donate to our campaign today!