We view civics as the practice of good citizenship, the creative role of citizens in transforming their communities, and the responsibilities of ordinary citizens in public life.    

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MISSION 

CivicStory is a nonprofit news site and producer of short videos highlighting sustainability and creative change in New Jersey cities and beyond. Our mission is to advance solutions-based news about citizens transforming communities.                                            

HOW IS OUR WORK UNIQUE?

EVERGREEN

Our stories stay relevant over time, and can be repurposed for educational use. 

CIVICS-BASED

We view citizens not as consumers but as builders of relationships and communities.   

HUMANITIES-ORIENTED

We think critically about language and meaning in a diverse democratic society.

NONPARTISAN, NO-BLAME 

We assume that all citizens are ultimately responsible for our society as a whole. 

NJ-FOCUSED 

We showcase New Jersey while engaging in a national conversation.

BELIEFS

We believe that a thriving democracy requires an involved citizenry, and that daily news has the potential to foster learning, innovation, and problem solving in America and throughout the world. Increasing this capacity is a matter of significance and urgency.  

We value the unique talents and experiences of each human being, and envision a diverse, contributive society in which all citizens participate meaningfully and constructively.  

 
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