Welcome to the Listening Post Collective
We partner with people and organizations to develop local news and information solutions that help communities thrive.
What We Do
We develop civic media + power-building resources for places in the U.S. that have been historically excluded from news and information systems. This work requires trust and time, and we work to listen, build networks, understand information needs, and develop real solutions with community members.
We’re Uniquely Situated To Take On This Work
We draw on 40 years of global experience building healthy media and information environments, especially in vulnerable communities.
A Call For a Civic Media Renaissance – It’s About Damn Time
August 8, 2022
Our vision is to work with partners throughout the country to incentivize the launch of new civic media projects that will inspire communities to build the power needed to strengthen our democracy.
The Significance of Information in the Inland Empire
Partner: The James Irvine Foundation
Inland Empire, CA | 2020 – 2021
When it comes to local journalism, there is a lot to cover in the IE:
- Amazon’s expanding footprint and power in the region
- Climate issues related to drought and wildfires
- A growing unhoused population
Our IEA documents how the residents of the region obtain the local news they need to participate in their communities and the challenges they face in getting information on essential topics.
Phoenix, AZ, Est. 2020
Maritza L. Félix founded Connecta Arizona in an effort to provide news-you-can-use in Spanish for people in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico.
What’sApp and social media have been the best ways to help meet the information needs of Spanish speaking communities in the area.
LPC Digital Playbook
The Listening Post Digital Playbook is a free, self-paced digital learning platform that guides people and organizations through launching their own civic media projects. Participants in this course have access to a sounding board of peers throughout the country and many projects are eligible for micro-grants.
People & Organizations
The Listening Post Collective at Internews really understands the importance of supporting strong and resilient communities through information access, community engagement, and by supporting the growth of a strong civic infrastructure. Listening Post Collective is not extractive in their approach, but instead focuses on supporting local organizations and community leaders to serve as a critical news source for their communities, in particular for residents who don’t often see themselves reflected in mainstream journalism.
– Nicole Pritchard, James Irvine Foundation, LPC Funder
LPC’s support has been much more than financial. At LPC I found a family that supports me, believes in me, and encourages me to challenge my own complexes. I am very fortunate and have received support and advice from many institutions, in one way or another, but I feel that I can ALWAYS count on LPC for anything. I do really think that LPC has my back.
– Maritza L. Félix, Founder of Conecta Arizona, LPC Partner
Thank You to Our Funders and Collaborators