“Various angles” on news for communities by communities.
Vngle is a decentralized grassroots news network bringing coverage to underreported parts of society. We address news deserts, areas that get limited to no news coverage, by capturing human-interests stories that go underrepresented.
“Vngle's mission is to build a more interconnected society, by ensuring every person in every city has diverse local coverage.”
Through partnering with communities, we provide grassroots coverage and reporting tools to areas that have little to no daily news. Our grassroots reporting serves as the last mile for local coverage, bringing hyperlocal depth to pressing matters and supplying active stories with viewpoints from all sides of communities.
The concept of Vngle started in Ferguson, Missouri
Over 64% of the United States is considered a news desert. Blake noticed this problem as he was registering people to vote in Ferguson, MO.
As he went door to door, Blake began asking locals of Ferguson their point of view on what they thought about the city and he found many of their experiences shocking. They revealed stories that news organizations weren’t covering. Soon Blake found himself wondering if local communities across America were under reported on too.
That curiosity led to Vngle.
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