|Narrative Arts launched Shoresides in response to the devastation of Hurricane Florence. The hurricane exposed a need for local journalism in rural and coastal North Carolina. COVID-19 only amplified this need for local stories and news by, and for, coastal North Carolinians.
We are a team of journalists, artists, and community organizers. Shoresides does more than tell stories, we build the power to democratize our media system.
Local journalism ties communities together. In just six months since launching, Shoresides has partnered with dozens of grassroots group across the region. Funders are also paying attention with support from Google News Initiative, North Carolina Local News Lab Fund, The Southern Movement Media Fund and many generous individuals. We’ve produced over 160 podcast stories, released 8 community produced short-documentaries on UNC-TV, virtually trained 15 rural North Carolina youth in the art of podcasting, virtually trained 14 North Carolina university students in local news production, presented our work with the the Pulitzer Center for Disaster Reporting, and shared stories from across the coastal region.
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