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The Fumblr
"Your place to vent on the city issues San Diego's "droipped the ball" on"

"San Diego's exploring its options around building a new Chargers stadium, something the team and the mayor both say has hung over the city's head for more than a decade. But plenty of Voice of San Diego readers and members have brought up other issues they think the city needs to address first.

What city issues has San Diego dropped the ball on? Maybe it's never-ending construction on streets in your neighborhood, a nearby lot that's sat vacant for years or lackluster support for the city's cultural institutions or police force. Maybe you think the city's taken too long to build a new stadium.

Tell us about it or share your photos where appropriate. Click on "Submit a Fumble" below for details on how to weigh in."
voiceofsandiego  tumblr  sandiego  city  civics  participatory 
march 2015 by robertogreco
Part of the club : Columbia Journalism Review
"Voice of San Diego’s membership model has once again earned the organization a place in the national spotlight. If the model succeeds in San Diego, can it succeed elsewhere?"
voiceofsandiego  2014  journalism  nonprofit  sandiego  news  nonprofits 
september 2014 by robertogreco
Partner Voices | Voice of San Diego
"Whether it's protecting the environment, inspiring kids to achieve, fostering innovation or feeding the hungry, nonprofits strive to make San Diego better. Partner Voices gives these nonprofits a platform to showcase their contributions to the community in a more interesting format than traditional promotions. These messages are paid for by the nonprofits themselves, or by local businesses or philanthropists who support their efforts. They are not products of Voice of San Diego's editorial staff.

Give your organization a voice! Contact us for more information."
sandiego  voiceofsandiego  nonprofit  pr  press  nonprofits 
may 2014 by robertogreco
Dear Superintendent ...
"A project by Voice of San Diego, an award-winning, investigative news nonprofit.Support our journalism by donating.

What issue do you think new San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten should focus on, or is most important to education in San Diego today? Help us share with Marten what matters to folks who care about the school district. Send your photos to (Please tell us your full name and neighborhood where you live. If you're sending photos of your kids, please tell us what school they attend and what grade they are in. By submitting your photo to us, you're allowing VOSD to use this image in any or all of its publications.) This project is inspired by NPR's Dear Mr. President project."

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sandiego  voiceofsandiego  tumblr  twitter  education  sdusd  cindymarten  2013 
march 2013 by robertogreco
The Stumblr: Some of San Diego's worst sidewalks.
"People deal with sidewalks every day, but the city of San Diego's policies for taking care of them don't make much sense. Help us document some of the worst sidewalks here by sharing your photos with us at (please include the date the photo was taken, your full, real name and the location of the sidewalk in this style: 100 block of Main Street). By submitting your photo to us, you're allowing VOSD to use this image in any or all of its publications."
sandiego  tumblr  voiceofsandiego  sidewalks  maintenance  cities  urban  urbanism  activism 
march 2013 by robertogreco
Speak City Heights
"Speak City Heights is a media collaborative aimed at amplifying the voices of residents in one of San Diego’s most diverse neighborhoods, City Heights.Through reporting and multimedia projects from our partners—KPBS,, The AjA Project and Media Arts Center San Diego—the collaborative will help residents and policymakers frame a discussion about what constitutes a healthy community, its barriers and how they’ll overcome them in City Heights.

Why City Heights? Its transformation from a sleepy San Diego suburb to the city’s dense, urban core has given way to a diverse community of immigrants and refugees. This vibrant state of flux both inspires and challenges the neighborhood. It is among San Diego’s poorest, lacking quality housing, updated infrastructure or easy access to healthcare and nutritious food."
sandiego  education  learning  speakcityheights  cityheights  voiceofsandiego  kpbs  mediaartscenter  macsd  aja  ellatino  youth  media  multimedia  communities  community  activism 
january 2013 by robertogreco
Voice of San Diego - Wikipedia
" is a nonprofit, independent online newspaper focused on issues impacting the San Diego region.

The newspaper's mission is to consistently deliver ground-breaking investigative journalism for the San Diego region, to increase civic participation by giving citizens the knowledge and in-depth analysis necessary to become informed advocates for good government and social progress."
voiceofsandiego  scottlewis  sandiego  journalism  news  media  nonprofit  nonprofits 
june 2010 by robertogreco
Nonprofit journalism on the rise -
"The Voice of San Diego, a nonprofit online media outlet, doesn't have enough journalists to field a softball team. Yet it has managed to take on the powerful with the panache of a scrappy big-city paper.

It provides "the best coverage of city politics that we've had in years," raves Dean Nelson, a journalism professor at San Diego's Point Loma Nazarene University.

The success of the tightly focused Voice, which relies on donors, offers a ray of hope for a troubled industry. Plagued by shrinking circulations and advertising, newspapers are shedding staff and downsizing their offerings. Even the pages have gotten smaller.

By contrast, several nonprofit newspapers – though rare and often tiny – have sprung up in recent years both online and in print, funded largely by foundations and individual donors.

The strategy of nonprofits like the Voice "may be one of the ways to preserve the integrity of journalism," says Mr. Nelson."
voiceofsandiego  nonprofit  media  journalism  digitalstorytelling  democracy  business  scottlewis  sandiego  nonprofits 
june 2010 by robertogreco
Web Sites That Dig for News Rise as Watchdogs -
"Over last 2 years, some of this city’s darkest secrets have been dragged into light — city officials with conflicts of interest & hidden pay raises, affordable housing that was not affordable, misleading crime statistics.

Investigations ensued. The chiefs of 2 redevelopment agencies were forced out. One faces criminal charges. Yet the main revelations came not from any of SD’s television & radio stations or its dominant newspaper, SD Union-Tribune, but from handful of young journalists at nonprofit website run out of converted military base...

As America’s newspapers shrink & shed staff, & broadcast news outlets sink in the ratings, a new kind of Web-based news operation has arisen in several cities, forcing the papers to follow the stories they uncover.

Here it is, offering a brand of serious, original reporting by professional journalists — the province of the traditional media, but at a much lower cost of doing business."
voiceofsandiego  sandiego  journalism  nonprofit  scottlewis  nonprofits 
june 2010 by robertogreco
Can explainers be the basis for a revenue stream? Voice of San Diego’s Scott Lewis thinks so » Nieman Journalism Lab
"It’s that second part that’s the subject of this video interview with Scott Lewis, VOSD’s CEO (whew, lots of initials there). Telling stories is one thing, but providing the analysis needed for public action is another. Led by Matt Thompson, the quest for context and explanation has been a hot topic for some time in future-of-journalism circles. But Scott explains here that he thinks explainers might be part of a business model, too: the kind of added value that convinces people to become a member of VOSD or otherwise contribute financially."
sandiego  voiceofsandiego  journalism  news  online  explainers  explaining  scottlewis  innovation 
april 2010 by robertogreco

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