Market Hall in Rockridge is one of two U.S. shops that receive crucolo, a colossal Italian cheese. Each year they celebrate with a parade.
This month, the American Journalism Project is spotlighting the immersive storytelling—and locally informed art and culture reporting—coming out of independent news rooms across the country. Below, you can choose your own adventure as you discover engrossing films, author interviews, and the dance, art exhibitions, and cheese festivals (yes, cheese festivals) that bring communities together.
Pocket has teamed up with the American Journalism Project to bring some of the best local journalism from across the country right to you—no matter where you live. Each month we’ll highlight deep dives into local stories with national impact—the kind of journalism that brings nuance and context to the major issues we face on a national scale. Read more about our partnership here and browse past collections to get your local fix.
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith’s work is grounded in research, but her own perspective is always present, whether she is challenging stereotypes, pointing out hypocrisy or turning a map on its side.
“We want to be the bridge between cultures: the Western culture and Somali culture,” Dalmar Yare says. “We also want to bring back live Somali music and create activities for the youth to give them things to do—but also a way to connect to their culture.”
The Signal Cleveland film chronicles the 2022 football season of a team of 12-year-olds from two rival neighborhoods.
A special broadcast of two short documentaries gives a rare insight into life behind bars.
More than 150 paintings, drawings and other works from 26 Ukrainian artists will be featured in the exhibit at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art.
Connect with some of the best local journalism from outlets across the country.
American Journalism Project
The American Journalism Project (AJP) is the first venture philanthropy dedicated to local news. AJP makes grants to local nonprofit news organizations to build their revenue and business operations, partner with communities to launch new organizations, and mentor leaders as they grow and sustain their newsrooms. Learn more about the independent, community-driven nonprofit news organizations AJP supports.