NNS covers stories that are important to the people who live, work and serve in city neighborhoods, on topics such as education, public safety, economic development, health and wellness, environment, recreation, employment, youth development and housing.
NNS has won several prestigious awards, including a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence from RTDNA (Radio Television Digital News Association) in March 2012, and journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. In 2015, NNS won the gold award for “Best Local News or Feature Website.”
A project of United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee (UNCOM), NNS traces its origins to the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative. Funders have included the Zilber Family Foundation, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Argosy Foundation, Northwestern Mutual Foundation and Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University.
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