The goal of the Baltimore Information Ecosystem Assessment is to uncover the underlying information and community needs in one Baltimore neighborhood. The project aims to identify opportunities to support communities and media producers to (1) provide communities with the information they need on an ongoing basis and (2) sustainably elevate community voices, through media, in conversations and collective problem solving about the future of the city.
This research, focused on one neighborhood in Barclay, sought to answer two questions: (1) Are Barclay residents getting the information that they need through the local media and information sources they have access to? (2) Do Barclay residents have the opportunity to make their voices heard and to shape the information and conversations in and about their community? In local media and information sources?