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Washington Monthly

Anne Kim

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26 August 2018

Kane, Pennsylvania, United States

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One in five Americans lives in a "higher education desert," at least twenty-five miles from the nearest college. To fill the gap, rural counties have created higher education centers or pop-up satellite campuses - one...

Daily Monitor

Bill Oketch

22 August 2018

Nebbi District, Uganda

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With little access to clean water, the community in the Nebbi District in Uganda were facing health issues. A new government initiative, however, has changed this reality by implementing a water scheme that utilizes t...

BBC

Harriet Noble

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13 August 2018

Lagos, Nigeria

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Waste has value, says Bilikiss Abiola, founder of Wecyclers. Her team travels through the slums in Lagos on bicycles, paying families cash in exchange for their recyclable trash. The business has made the city cleaner...

The New York Times

Laura Pappano

2 August 2018

Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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Universities like Princeton look to social media and other digital solutions to form a connection with their latest generation of students. Teachers incorporate iPads and video conferencing into their curriculum to ke...

Apolitical

Alexandra Winkler

31 July 2018

Caracas, Venezuela

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When faced with a health care crisis, El Hatillo Municipality in Caracas, Venezuela took community health into their own hands through partnerships and expanded access. Focusing on populations identified as the most v...

WAMU

Mikaela Lefrak

25 July 2018

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Radio

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The Washington Women’s Art Center, in operation from 1975 to 1987, was founded as a space to promote women artists away from the institutionalized misogyny of the art world. In addition to exhibitions, the Center also...

Next Pittsburgh

Andrew Conte

23 July 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Through collaboration, media outlets can cover important issues with depth and diversity as well as reach a wide audience. In Philadelphia, 19 newspaper and radio outlets collaborated to cover poverty in Philadelphia ...

BizTech Magazine

Juliet Van Wagenen

23 July 2018

United States

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Tech companies like Google, Amazon, and IBM are forming partnerships with community colleges in an effort to address the lack of IT skilled workers entering the job market. Advertised as "new collar" careers, these te...

Governing

Mattie Quinn

13 July 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Governing estimates that one federal free summer meals initiative only reaches 15 percent of eligible children. Recognizing flaws with the city's distribution system, the Minneapolis school district started serving st...

Al-Fanar Media

Austin Davis

12 July 2018

Berlin, Germany

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Tens of thousands of readers read Amal, Berlin!, an “ an Arabic, Farsi and German-language digital newspaper that covers local news in Berlin and Germany.” The newspaper helps refugees navigate a new country in thei...

Artnet

Sarah Cascone

11 July 2018

Florida, United States

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In support of artistic creation, marine life, and tourism an underwater sculpture park has opened in Florida. The sculptures have been placed underwater in the Gulf of Mexico in the hopes of creating an artificial ree...

Global Editors Network (GEN) Editors Lab

Anthony Scoma

10 July 2018

London, England

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Readers on the BBC website can now find out more about select stories through “Appy Helper,” a module that provides background about an ongoing, complex story. The module works through both a chat-style interface that...

Apolitical

Anoush Darabi

4 July 2018

Leeds, United Kingdom

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With a single tap, public health workers in Leeds can use a mobile app to record signs of loneliness in the city. Their observations generate a heat map of social isolation, which then guides community outreach effort...

NPR

Catalina Jaramillo

2 July 2018

Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania, United States

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Cows will produce the same amount of milk no matter the demand for the product, and with supply staying steady and demand decreasing, a surplus of milk is thrown out routinely. Through a collaborative effort by farmer...

News Deeply

Amy Fallon

27 June 2018

Abuja, Nigeria

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After realizing the rate that which food gets thrown away at grocery stores due to approaching expiration dates, one man in Nigeria decided to do something about it. Oscar Ekponimo created a web-based app that lets gr...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

20 June 2018

Thoreau, New Mexico, United States

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In the Navajo Nation, a territory the size of West Virginia that spans counties in New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah, people live in extreme poverty and lack access to clean water or electricity. A group called DigDeep is...

BBC

Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

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18 June 2018

Nigeria

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Stigma stands in the way of safe sex practices. A start-up in Nigeria called Slide Safe is addressing the problem by offering at-home STI test kits. Supplies are delivered in inconspicuous packaging. Customers can als...

AzerNews

Idrissa Sane

16 June 2018

Senegal

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A digital platform, called Hope, allows medical clinics in Senegal to track the amount of blood in their blood banks in real time and reaches out to donors via SMS to encourage them to donate every few months. When a ...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

17 May 2018

College Park, Maryland, United States

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In order for alternatives to driving to be widely adopted, accurate information about service and arrival times needs to be accesible. To fill this need, applications providing bus routes and arrival times are being d...

The Christian Science Monitor

Stacey Teicher Khadaroo

9 May 2018

Yemen

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A group of college students has developed a text-message based entrepreneurship course designed for students in locations where "phones are common, but internet access is not," including in Yemen. The founders hope t...

The Guardian

Clothilde Goujard

2 May 2018

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Looking for a way to make a positive impact on the lives of Syrian refugee children, Bridgette Alepin founded the online radio program Radio Sleepytime. The bilingual program airs songs, stories, and segments geared t...

Bright Magazine

Jackie Mader

2 May 2018

Tampa, Florida, United States

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The U.S. has a higher rate of infant mortality than any other developed nation. In Hillsborough County, Florida, a home visitation program coupled with extensive social services available to new mothers has cut the ra...

The New York Times

James Estrin

1 May 2018

United States

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The organization Natives Photograph was founded in order to create accurate, culturally sensitive images of Native Americans as well as support the careers of indigenous photographers.

The Christian Science Monitor

Mary Esch

18 April 2018

Schenectady, New York, United States

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As more low-income students and single parents enter two and four year colleges, over 570 campuses across the United States have responded by opening food pantries to fill the gap between food stamps and dining halls....

The New York Times

Nellie Bowles

15 April 2018

United States

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In order to address shrinking newsrooms across the country as well as diminishing opportunities for journalists to learn the tools of reporting, the Report For America program was created. Modeled on AmeriCorps, the p...

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