What we do
Info Districts Project
The Info Districts Project proposes a new method for funding hyperlocal news and information through the establishment of a special improvement district that funds community information projects.
Public Funding Innovation
Our Public Funding Innovation program examines public spending on local news and information to leverage existing spending to meet local news needs. We also provide support through this program to public funding experiments.
Participatory Media and Governance
Our Participatory Media and Governance program supports research and experiments in community governance and participation in media. We work independently in addition to providing support to media, government, and community organizations to design, launch, and manage participatory media and goverance projects.
INFO DISTRICTS PROJECT
Bloomfield Community Information Project
The Bloomfield Community Information Project is a community-led effort to identify and design publicly funded solutions to Bloomfield, New Jersey’s local news and information needs. The effort is supported by the Community Info Coop as a part of our Info Districts Project.
Who we are
The Community Info Coop is an independent not-for-profit organization based in New Jersey dedicated to the democratization of journalism and media.
We equip people with the tools and information they need to design and sustain local news and information ecosystems that strengthen local democracy and increase civic engagement.
We do this work because we believe that news and information is a public good. We believe media can empower and heal people instead of scare and profit from them.