2024 Collaborative Journalism Summit panel:

How community colleges are fueling local news ecosystems

Cole Goins (Journalism + Design lab at The New School), Rich Weiss (Neighborhood Media Foundation), Helen Maynard (Signal Cleveland), and Erika Bell (Cuyahoga Community College Access Centers) discussed their Tri-C Community Journalism Certificate Program at the 2024 Collaborative Journalism Summit in Detroit.

2024 Collaborative Journalism Summit DAY 1 — May 9, 2024, 1:00 p.m.

How community colleges are fueling local news ecosystems Community colleges across the country can play a critical and catalyzing role in local news.

By equipping more people to participate in gathering and sharing reliable information – particularly those who have historically been excluded from, and harmed by, legacy media – community colleges can function as collaborative hubs that connect people in their communities with opportunities to get involved in the local news ecosystem.

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Community members needed to join sixth Cleveland Consent Decree Community Conversation sponsored by NAACP- Cleveland Chapter and United Way of Greater Cleveland: 6:00 pm, June 09

By Rich Weiss, for Neighborhood & Community Media Association of Greater Cleveland

If you missed your chance to attend the May 12th public input meeting on the Cleveland Police Consent Decree, your input is still needed for the upcoming Consent Decree Community Conversation at 6:00 pm on June 9 (on Zoom).  This public meeting (co-sponsored by the local chapters of the United Way and NAACP) seeks your opinions and questions on progress of the Cleveland Division of Police in the areas of Families and Communities Building Resilience.

Rosie Palfy, who is a a community advocate, a homeless advocate, a veterans advocate, and a member of the city of Cleveland Mental Health Response Advisory Committee since it was created in 2015, said, “I think that the event was really well received…and I’ve got nothing but positive feedback from the community. Strangers have reached out to me on social media, and it’s a small world out there. So somebody knows somebody, who knows me and they send me an email, and so I’m really glad I participated in it and I actually felt empowered afterwards. I was very pleasantly surprised at how it went.”

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In Memory of Cleveland’s Neighborhood News Owner Mike Psenicka

Mike Psenicka at a Cleveland small press conference

Statement of The Neighborhood and Community Media Association of Greater Cleveland

Neighborhood & Community Media Association (NCMA-CLE) was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mike Psenicka, owner of our member outlet, The Neighborhood News.

As the third generation of Psenicka family ownership of The Neighborhood News, Psenicka changed the shape of the newspaper and brought color to its pages; as a founding member of NCMA-CLE, he changed our shape and brought color to our organization.

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Childcare owner works 18-hour days to keep her business afloat

Stephanie Geneseo asks Maxwell, 2, about the letters in his name as she writes in on his space-themed artwork. Geneseo created a curriculum for children who attend All Nestled Inn, her child care center in Chesapeake, Ohio, using space and aliens to help them understand the coronavirus pandemic, including how to fight germs.

This article provided to Neighborhood Media Foundation by Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism in partnership with the nonprofit newsroom, The Fuller Project. Please join Eye on Ohio’s  free mailing list or the mailing list for the Fuller Project as this helps us provide more public service reporting.

By Rachel Dissell

CHESAPEAKE, Ohio — The children at Stephanie Geneseo’s home-based child care center dart around in astronaut helmets while they battle green googly-eyed COVID alien germs, using play to learn about hand washing in a pandemic that shows no signs of letting up.

“I want to make it fun so that it didn’t seem like something bad or weird to them,” Geneseo says. “We’ve done everything we can to make it as normal to their day as it could be,” she said in July after she reopened All Nestled Inn, her center in Chesapeake, Ohio. 

The return to caring for children after a 10-week coronavirus shutdown was anything but normal for the 51-year-old, known as Mrs. Steffy to the families she serves. 

Keeping her young charges healthy weighs on Geneseo as she works 18-hour days, watching children from early morning to midnight, to keep the business she spent 22 years building afloat. 

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Ohio Supreme Court Green Lights Fast-Track Process That Gives Homes to Developers But Fails to Compensate Owners and Taxpayers

Ohio Supreme Court (Photo courtesy of Eye on Ohio)

In 2019, Taxpayers lost at least $11.25 million, While Homeowners and Banks lost up to $77 Million, But Title to Revamped Houses Remains Sound

By Lucia Walinchus

This article provided by Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism. Please join our free mailing list as this helps us provide more public service reporting.

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that an unusual foreclosure process that can result in people’s homes being sold without compensation for their equity should remain legal in the Buckeye State.

However, in a recently released opinion the state justices couldn’t agree on the reasoning behind it. 

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US Supreme Court Blocked Trump Administration from Ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

by Joseph C. Fungsang

Today, June 18, 2020,  in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States blocked the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, thus preserving protections for hundreds of thousands of DACA beneficiaries in the United States today.

The Supreme Court held that it has the jurisdiction to review the DACA program, which was first announced under President Barack Obama in 2012. The Supreme Court also held that the Trump administration’s decision to terminate the DACA program in 2017 was “arbitrary and capricious,” or illegal, under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) because the government failed to consider all required aspects of the DACA program before ending it. Specifically, the Supreme Court determined that the Trump administration failed to reasonably explain its reasons for determining that the DACA program is illegal and also failed to adequately consider DACA recipients’ reliance on the DACA program.

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