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Sidewalk-level journalism for Memphis.

We cover Memphis neighborhoods with nuance and center the experience of residents. We expose Memphians to stories of their neighbors across the city. We seek to rebalance the news by exploring challenges while focusing on the people and solutions moving Memphis forward.

Features

Feature Story Belinda Kerusch dances with the Hollywood Showliners in the parking lot of the Hollywood Community Center during the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Sarah Rushakoff)
Feature Story The Three(i) Creative Communications team. Three(i) is hosting a speaker series for "do-gooder" professionals. (Submitted)
Feature Story pandemickid

Is the pandemic an 'Adverse Childhood Experience'?


Feature Story A group of Memphis Shelby PAL youth pose for a photo during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Founder Craig Little stands at the back center. (Submitted)
Feature Story The Highland Strip features a bold sign to brand the area. Traffic cones mark recent street improvements. (Ziggy Mack)
Feature Story Lj Abraham is the founder of 901 Community Fridges. Abraham launched the organization in January to help bridge the food gap for Memphians in need. (Sarah Rushakoff)
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What are our focus neighborhoods? 
Binghampton, The Edge, Frayser, The Heights, Hickory Hill, Klondike & Smokey City, Madison Heights, North Memphis, Orange Mound, South City, Soulsville, Uptown & The Pinch, The University District, and Whitehaven.
What is Solutions Journalism?

Many of High Ground's in-depth stories take an approach known as solutions journalism.

Solutions journalism:
  • explores challenges but focuses on responses—the solutions
  • asks for evidence—proof of need, success, & progress
  • asks complex questions—whys & hows
  • includes the voices of those most affected by challenges and solutions
We asks how challenges and responses affect Memphis' diverse communities and focus on neighborhoods and voices often excluded from these critical conversations.