KMUW is a partner in the Wichita Journalism Collaborative, which was announced this week.
The collaborative is an alliance of seven media organizations and three community groups. It was formed to support and enhance quality local journalism during the global pandemic and beyond when accurate, fact-based information is essential.
The members will share resources and work together in covering the challenges people will face in the coming year, as well as the responses to the pandemic by local government, organizations and individuals.
In addition to KMUW, media partners include The Active Age, The Community Voice, The Journal (Kansas Leadership Center), KSN-TV, The Sunflower and The Wichita Eagle. Community partners committed to participating in the initiative include AB&C Bilingual Resources, The Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University and Wichita Public Library.
The initiative launches with support from the Wichita Community Foundation and with a $100,000 grant from Solutions Journalism Network, based in New York City. SJN encourages rigorous reporting not only on problems and challenges facing communities, but also on the responses.
KMUW produces 10 newscasts daily, in addition to supplying information to its website, kmuw.org. The station also is a member of the Kansas News Service, a partnership of four National Public Radio stations in Kansas.