You never have to guess our mission.
It’s all in our name: Milwaukee. Neighborhood. News. And service.
In short: It’s all about you.
And today, several readers tell us what NNS means to them.
“NNS has been a force in the community to ensure voices and stories of the community are told in a way that supports their dignity and carries the value of Black and brown people. Milwaukee needs more opportunities to tell more positive stories that uplift . . . our people.”
“I am grateful for NNS for so many reasons. As a native of Milwaukee, NNS provides an authentic look at local news that is important in Milwaukee. Oftentimes with traditional media outlets, when it bleeds, it leads. But with NNS, the focus is on uplifting the community, spotlighting change-makers and allowing residents to share their local news. We are blessed to have this platform in Milwaukee. Every city needs a news service like this.”
“NNS is important to our neighborhoods because of the type of stories covered. We always need more of the positive coverage. The greatness that exists and occurs, unfortunately, is not broadcasted on a loop.”
“NNS provides a needed window into community news that often gets overlooked by other news media. It tells the stories of the city in the voices of its residents - and offers valuable guidance and connections to support and ways to make Milwaukee work for you. A quick and critical read every day!”
“The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service is one of the most crucial publications in the city because of its tireless commitment to communities that have routinely been left out of conversations that directly affect them. NNS serves as a reliable source of information that seeks to enlighten and empower, and its mission is timeless in its importance. As a former reporter with NNS, I can tell you I'm regularly met with surprise when I describe what the staff there does and what they're able to accomplish to people who are unfamiliar. It speaks volumes to the work and its necessity.”
“NNS is a great source of truly local news that has an impact (negative or positive) on the community that it serves. NNS reports on local news that is sometimes not seen on the platforms of our larger local news outlets.”
“Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service aims to illuminate, celebrate and educate. In doing so, it centers the voices of the neighborhood residents. Putting them at the center of the news that is of them and for them. See PrincessSafiya’s story: ‘How do I ever get caught up, if I’m always catching up?’ Poverty’s unrelenting grip on Milwaukee.’ In short, NNS is a vital service.”
“I am far from the only person to be able to say the NNS gave me my first shot at being a journalist. My NNS internship was my first time working in a professional newsroom. It was an invaluable experience that gave me confidence in myself and an unmatched opportunity to get out in the community as a young reporter.
“The work NNS does in Milwaukee is critical to our community. It gives people an accessible way to access trusted news. Most importantly, it illuminates the humanity and dignity of Milwaukeeans, as all good journalism should. That's worth investing in.”
“Neighborhood News has been a valued partner and source for connecting Milwaukee County residents to Covering Wisconsin and its health insurance navigators. Covering Wisconsin (CWI) is the state’s federally certified and state-licensed health insurance navigator agency . . . As a health insurance navigator, I help people find and sign up for affordable health insurance plans to fit their health needs and budget. I do this work because I thrive when my community thrives, and it's incredible to work for a nonprofit and offer help for free. I feel full at the end of the day after helping people understand how to get help to pay for health care. We all deserve access to quality, affordable health care. Thank you, Neighborhood News for helping Covering Wisconsin spread the word!”
“Local news has never been more critical in my adult life than right now! With the shrinking of traditional newsrooms, condensing and capitalization of media and volume of noise on social media, the existence and power of media connected to the ground of communities is necessary for informing, equipping and strengthening our democracy. I am thankful for NNS and its team. Carry on!”