NOLA Beez is an online collaboration of ethnic media organizations featuring hyperlocal news content covering the metropolitan News Orleans area.
We publish traditional articles and multimedia stories contributed by the following seven New Orleans-based media outlets representing the city's demographic diversity:
- El Tiempo New Orleans
- Jambalaya News
- Louisiana Weekly
- Louisiana Data News Weekly
- New Orleans Agenda
- Ngoc Lan Thoi Bao
We also collaborate with Xavier University-Department of Communications for training and youth content by journalism students.
The NOLA Beez ethnic news hub is a project of New America Media's Digital Divide Initiative funded by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Knight-NAM Digital Divide Initiative aims to assist ethnic media in improving coverage of their communities and other ethnic groups through citizen journalism and online multimedia development. The goals of this project are to help community media set up a viable, robust online presence with trained contributors who could produce stories more efficiently and comprehensively, and to open up new lines of communication among and between ethnic and immigrant communities.
If you have questions about NOLA Beez, please contact Julian Do, Project Manager, or David Hobbs, Editorial Coordinator of NOLA Beez.