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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 The Ernest C. WIthers museum is located in his former Westwood family home. (submitted)
Feature Story Heights CDC Special Projects Director Dane Forlines said the new bioswale will improve water quality in the neighborhood and beyond. (Reginald Johnson)
Feature Story The street is filled with rainbows and parade participants at the 2016 Memphis Pride Parade. (photo courtesy of the Museum of Science & History/Pride Archives)

LGBTQ history exhibition is a first for Memphis museum


Feature Story Abstract artist James Little is a native Memphian whose work will be featured at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in spring 2022. (Sophia Little, 2020)
Feature Story The Golden Wildcats held both boys' and girls' 2021/2022 county titles for the first time in 37 years. (submitted)

Melrose High School basketball teams make history


Feature Story Local publication StoryBoard Memphis returned to print in November of 2021. (submitted)

A refreshed StoryBoard Memphis returns to print


Feature Story Community Service Officer Steven Solomon speaks to teens at the South Branch Library about career opportunities with the Canadian National Railway during the Nov. 19, 2021 Grown-ish teen workshop. (submitted)
Feature Story Overton Park's historic event venue got a new name in March, 2022. (submitted)

New name and ambitions for historic event venue


Feature Story Recycled tires serve as art and safety features along Broad Ave. bike lanes. (submitted)
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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.