Redwoods Listening Post

The Redwoods Listening Post is a local news response to coronavirus pandemic. The project builds diverse local media collaborations to support news and information efforts of community-based information providers.

Project Implementation: The Listening Post Team

Access Humboldt

Access Humboldt (“AH”) serves as the hub for Community Voices Coalition organizing efforts, providing resource grants/stipends and serving as a coordinating body for all participants. In addition to small cash grants for Contributors, Partners’ newsrooms will have dedicated access to AH services for training, support, production, translation and distribution to share their stories on TV, radio and online - by any media necessary.


Internews brings national and international expertise and resources, offering consultation on project design and providing direct editorial support for story selection, engagement, as well as coaching on delivering information to hard to reach communities.

Listening Post Collective

The Listening Post Collective provides journalists, newsroom leaders, and non-profits tools and advice to create meaningful conversations with their communities. We believe responsible reporting begins with listening. Media outlets and organizations create news stories that respond to people’s informational needs, reflect their lives, and enable them to make informed decisions.

Redwoods Listening Post (RLP) brings forward new perspectives and accurate, insightful coverage of local issues relating to the COVID pandemic response and recovery.

The project aims to support underserved and marginalized communities to identify and help address COVID-19 related issues and challenges. With help from local storytellers and community leaders, we can help identify and urge local solutions to the challenges brought about by the pandemic.

Trusted and timely information is important and can save lives. We believe that hearing from members of the community, delivered through the platforms they are most likely to use, is the best way to source and share information that is critical to our community, particularly during this extraordinary time.

The Redwoods Listening Post team works to help the Community Voices Coalition pilot project to deliver information in more accessible ways, including using messaging apps, social media channels, video and radio distribution. Access Humboldt and RLP will provide studio support and production for multi-platform redistribution for broadcast productions, podcasts, radio stories/spots and online archiving.

Community Partners

Community Voices Coalition

El Lenador

Redwood Voice

Local Radio

The MARZ Project

The Access Class

Native American Pathways

The Redwoods Community Report

Print Stories

Video Stories

Community Media Archive

The Community Media Archive gathers the diverse local TV and radio programs created through community access - including local non-commercial television channels on cable television systems serving a wide range of Public, Education and Government (PEG) purposes.

Audio Stories

Pitch a Story!

Grants available! All experience levels welcome, we want to hear your stories!!

We will promote community voices by selecting storytellers that meet these criteria:

Current relevance:

* Why is it important that the community hear your story now?

* Is this an issue that is not being covered by other local media outlets at this time? New voices:

* Who are the people being affected by this issue?

* Are they members of the community that we do not typically hear from or about?

Geographic variety:

* Where are the impacts or your story idea being felt?

* What geographic area of the community are you going to highlight in your story?Focused story idea:

* Please be specific in the description of your story idea.

* Ideally, your story idea will be manageable for you to address in weeks not months.

Learning Opportunities

Access Class

Access Humboldt & The Marz Project of Ink People Center For The Arts are hosting weekly media creation classes starting April 2021!!

Tune into information sessions, hands on projects, trainings and more, with local Humboldt creators!

The Redwoods Listening Post is a project funded by Humboldt Area Foundation ,Wild Rivers Community Foundation and California Endowment to support local media curation.