May 11, 2010

Witness LA teams with and Witness LA have entered into a deal to produce stories on social justice issues, such as prison reform to homelessness. Matthew Fleischer, who blogs at fishbowlLA, will write one of the first stories and journalist Anh Do will oversee the project, which is being called LA Justice Report. The stories will run on Celeste Fremon's Witness LA blog.

From the press release:
LA is the gang capital of the world. And we have more homeless here than anywhere else in the U.S. And LA County has more parolees released back into its communities than any other place in the country. And our school system is among the nation's largest, most complicated--and most troubled. And America's biggest mental health hospital is the Los Angeles County jail system. And LA has the biggest foster care system. And LA is central to the nation's the immigration conversation. And...

You get the picture.

Yet with the ongoing transformation in the world of legacy media, many of the most important stories in the arena of social justice are underreported at best. Often they are not reported at all.

To help fill that gap, Spot.Us and have formed a partnership we are calling the LA Justice Report.

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