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|Gordon Chaffin||Jul 15|
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What is Street Justice?
Street Justice is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization spotlighting the policies and people that govern and change public spaces. We include, inform, and equip stakeholders with the least power to improve their community. Public spaces include streets, tunnels, bridges, waterways, airports, playgrounds, schools, libraries, trails, parks, recreation centers, and transit.
Gordon Chaffin started Street Justice in December 2018 to create inclusive journalism about neighborhood-level problems with the goal of including more people of less privilege, creating content that reached them, and to equip them to get involved in arcane but important local civics decision making. You know that phrase “Nothing about us, without us?” As a news organization, we are storytellers, but also a tools-provider to the “us” who may already be advocates and the many more who don't know yet how to change things but want things to change.
Our ambition is to create a small, non-profit newsroom that finds, broadcasts, and mobilizes informed stakeholder citizens into the most obscure rooms where people meet to make decisions affecting others. Street Justice is not a partisan or ideological advocacy organization. But, we do advocate for — and make possible — greater inclusion.
We believe this is possible and necessary. Hundreds of subscribers have pledged money and increased their donations over 19 months of publishing. They’ve donated, spread word of mouth, linked to our work in their bigger platforms with larger audiences. They’ve told us that they believe in the need for a new kind of local journalism.
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