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America Amplified

The America Amplified initiative, based at KCUR and funded by a $1.9 million national public media collaboration funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting,, is committed to a deeper understanding of America’s needs and aspirations.

In light of the current environment, America Amplified is focusing on the coronavirus pandemic and providing resources for public media to continue to engage with the communities they cover during this crisis.

America Amplified aims to put people, not preconceived ideas, at the center of its reporting process — in this era of “social distancing,” we will be using toolssuch as crowd-sourcing, virtual town halls, polls and social media to listen first to the concerns and aspirations of communities across the country. The results will then be reported back through a network of participating public media stations across the country.

America Amplifiedis working with seven established public media collaborations — StateImpact Pennsylvania, Side Effects Public Media, Ohio Valley ReSource, the Mountain West News Bureau, I-4 Votes, Harvest Public Media and the New England News Collaborative — as well as with WABE in Atlanta.

Other partners include APM Research Lab, BBC and the Public Agenda/USA Today/Ipso Hidden Common Ground initiative.
America Amplified’s goal is to create and share models of community engagement success stories to inform and strengthen future local, regional and national journalism.

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