There is a group of investigative journalists (editors, reports, producers), volunteers, and interns who report on Central Brooklyn— and only Central Brooklyn. Their analyses and stories “chronicle neighborhood change in Central Brooklyn and bring transparency to the institution of power.”
They are Brooklyn Deep.
Brooklyn Deep is an investigative journalism platform which uses multimedia to tell stories of Central Brooklyn. The way it differs from other news organizations is that untrained residents of the neighborhood assist in reporting as well.
“Brooklyn Deep empowers community members to tell their own story, rather than having it told for them.”
Brooklyn Deep is currently working on stories which channel gentrification that is occurring rapidly in Central Brooklyn. They have written and produced pieces on issues such as Airbnb being a racial gentrification tool, community gardens, and the LGBTQ population in the community.
To continue producing stories for and by the large black community, they need your help.
With their $15,000 Kickstarter campaign goal, Brooklyn Deep will be able to invest in equipment, continue and expand their podcast, and grow their subscriber base.
Those who support good journalism, should support Brooklyn Deep as it’s “serving as a constant presence in the lives of our neighbors, ready to figure some tough sh*t out and unpack the complexity of us all trying to figure it out, together.”
— Yancey Strickler (@ystrickler) June 2, 2017
Support this digital journalism platform produced by people who have a personal stake in Central Brooklyn https://t.co/doHzzWjvZr
— Carrie Brown (@Brizzyc) June 2, 2017
To donate, visit their Kickstarter page.