We’re excited to announce that we’ve received a Community Network grant from the Facebook Journalism Project
As part of our project, The Flint Courier News will recruit, train and host weekly editorial meetings with community journalists from the city’s nine wards. These community representatives will work with the Courier’s editorial team and receive video and podcasting training, empowering them to identify and cover new angles on city’s water crisis.
You can learn more about our project and what it means for our readers by visiting www.facebookjournalismproject.com.
The Courier Newspaper was founded in 1976 by Dr. Avery Aldridge, the late pastor of Foss Avenue Missionary Baptist church of Flint, Michigan. Dr. J. S. Hopkins, pastor of the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church became the President of the Courier Board of Directors. The inspirations and ideas for the Courier newspaper grew out of the need to provide a voice for the ecumenical community.
Today, the Flint Courier News is respected as one of the oldest and only African American owned newspapers serving the greater Flint community for more than 40 years. The Flint Courier News is published and distributed in the mid-Michigan area. In this electronic age, the Courier continues to offer meaningful dialogue and positive advertisement, which has a strong economic influence in this community in which it serves.