News & Information in Wichita

October 10, 2023 | Insights

Across the country, local news organizations are dangerously decreasing. Why does this alarming fact matter in Wichita? Flip through our latest publication or preview a snippet below to find out.

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Why news & info matters

Informed citizens lead to a healthier Wichita. Since 2018, we’ve been laying the groundwork for an engaged community by investing $1,950,000 in local news and information solutions:

Collaborating to elevate stories

A $365,900 combined investment with Solutions Journalism Network created the Wichita Journalism Collaborative. What we learned:

  • Partnerships spark change
  • Explore emerging tech
  • Focus on the mission

Experimenting to create access for all

A $140,000 investment explores audio methods to create Data-Driven Storytelling in Wichita. What we learned:

  • Inclusion is key
  • Think globally, act locally
  • Embrace the journey

Transforming the news landscape

A $1,100,000 commitment launched The Wichita Beacon. What we’re learning:

  • Focus on the collective vision
  • Harness local voices
  • Embrace national partnerships


“The Wichita Foundation has been a pioneer in demonstrating how community foundations can sustain public service journalism that connects readers to essential resources, informs them on local policy decisions that affect their lives, and bridges divides.”

 – Sarabeth Berman, CEO of the American Journalism Project


A look at our impact from 2018 to 2023

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