First of all, on behalf of the whole Southern California Public Radio family, we hope your 2016 is off to a promising start. As we welcome the new year with the arrival of El Niño, we invite our California friends to check out these 5 tips to stay safe in this weather, it can come in handy!
As for promising starts, we are delighted to report that The James Irvine Foundation has awarded SCPR a one year grant to support the California Counts Collaborative. For the first time, California public media news organizations KQED in San Francisco, Capital Public Radio in Sacramento, KPCC in Los Angeles and KPBS in San Diego will come together to cover the 2016 elections. The partnership will produce in-depth, unbiased, highly coordinated, multi-platform coverage and resources that voters can use to inform their decisions.
As KPCC did with our #MakeAlCare series in Los Angeles in 2015, California Counts also will connect with people who are not tuned in to traditional politics coverage, exploring what issues matter to Californians and how they participate. This approach furthers our mission to encourage our audiences to share their knowledge and insights with us and with each other, both digitally and in person, resulting in enhanced value to our programs and services.
If you want more detail on the grant, here's a full press release.