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APME UPDATE NOV. 10, 2016
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GREAT IDEAS: Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune creates SPIRE CoLab
We’re defined by where we live. It explains our favorite bumper stickers, gathering places, and even the stories we tell. “Where are you from?” is a familiar ice breaker with new friends because it tells us who we are and how we view our world.
What we’ve learned is that community pride evolves from those who recognize that solutions happen only after you identify the problems. The reality is that community problems share many ZIP codes. Even in Sarasota, Florida — a place that locals affectionately call “Paradise” — residents are deeply involved in social issues ranging from grade-level reading to homelessness to mental health. This is why we’ve created SPIRE CoLab, a partnership between journalism and philanthropy to create compelling media that inspire, inform and empower communities to take action on relevant social issues.
A partnership between journalism and philanthropy, the SPIRE CoLab is led by the Herald-Tribune Media Group with support from The Patterson Foundation. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. We believe journalism can be fair, balanced AND make a difference. The purpose of SPIRE CoLab is to tell meaningful stories and make them available to media organizations in your community. Our hope is the stories spur discussion and spark action because ultimately it’s the place you call home.”
— Scott Carroll
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