The American Press Institute announced on September 15 that 10 local news organizations including The Keene Sentinel, located in Keene, NH, will receive funding through the Local News Ideas-to-Action Fund.
The selected projects reflect a deep commitment from journalists and their organizations toward understanding and responding to the information and access gaps around issues of housing, transportation, public health, and more, in the service of local residents.
The projects were selected for a range of criteria, including potential insights for other journalists and the news organizations’ own potential to build on the work after the end of the project.
The Keene Sentinel will identify and share resources for people on the “homelessness spectrum” as part of a reporting project exploring the history, causes, and potential solutions to housing challenges in the state. The Sentinel will leverage community partnerships and text messaging to reach audiences experiencing homelessness.