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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 star cluster Westerlund 2 in the Milky Way galaxy, with an estimated age of about one or two million years. (Courtesy of NASA)

NASA is helping a U of M professor bring space sciences to Memphis-area K-12 classrooms


Feature Story Teaching artists with the New Ensemble Ballet and School perform a socially-distanced dance routine. (Submitted)
Feature Story Caribe Sabor opened in 2016 at 662 Madison Avenue in The Edge. It serves traditional Venezuelan and Caribbean foods like arepas, tequeños, pastelitos, as well as unique dishes unique to Sabor Caribe. (High Ground News)

Video: Take a pandemic-safe trip to Venezuela with Sabor Caribe


Feature Story ACE Awareness Foundations' Universal Parenting Places provide bonding activities, education, counseling, and more for caregivers and their children. (Submitted)
Feature Story Homes in Lea's Woods (Ziggy Mack)
Feature Story Crab legs with Drop Sauce is a best-seller at Straight Drop Seafood in North Memphis. (Straight Drop Seafood)

New Straight Drop Seafood is the right thing to crave


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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.