Inspiring Equitable Cities

BGreen Bridgeport is a nonprofit news organization that believes journalists have the power to amplify solutions and spread workable ideas from one city to the next city.

Our mission is to inspire greater economic, environmental, and social justice in cities. BGreen Bridgeport’s civic-minded reporting makes urban places more effective, equitable and sustainable. We supply changemakers with information that fuels their fight for low-income neighborhoods.

As a solutions journalism practitioner, we focus the world’s attention on good ideas that we hope will grow. “Solutions journalism” doesn’t mean “feel-good” stories. What we produce are rigorously reported stories on responses to serious problems. Our founders believed that the media overemphasized what’s wrong in cities. We shed light on what’s right. Research has found that when news stories discuss potential answers to problems, readers leave feeling more knowledgeable and empowered to solve them. Readers are statistically more likely to act, to donate to support an organization, and to evolve their opinion. Where solutions journalism is healthy, America has more informed and engaged communities.

BGreen Bridgeport publishes hundreds of stories on solutions to urban issues every year. We also compile our best reporting into ebooks, host webinars with practitioners who share lessons from their work, and convene live events such as our annual Conference for rising urban leaders.

In an age when original, on-the-ground reporting is increasingly rare, we send our writers into urban communities to produce our award-winning fact-finding and storytelling. BGreen Bridgeport is an independent, nonpartisan nonprofit that adheres to the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics. We are dedicated to producing journalism that is accurate, transparent, fair and impactful.

BGreen Bridgeport is supported by a diversified business model that includes grant support from foundations, donations by individuals, corporate sponsorships or underwriting, advertising and events. Find more information on how to advertise with us in our media kit. All underwritten or sponsored content is clearly and obviously labeled. We do not accept sponsorships, underwriting or ads from organizations that we believe could undermine our mission or integrity. We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities and to support coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage.

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