the Local News Go Bag Project


About the project

The Local News Go Bag project was created in 2024 to provide information, tools, resources and connection for local newsrooms and independent journalists covering emergencies and disasters in their communities. Here’s more about why local disaster reporting is so important.

The guide is maintained by Kate B. Maxwell and is supported by a Reynolds Journalism Innovation Fellowship

Maxwell is the cofounder and publisher of The Mendocino Voice, a local independent online news outlet started in 2016 based in rural Northern California, and was previously a JSK Community Impact Fellow 2021-23. She has experience covering wildfires, floods, power outages, winter storms, and a wide range of other topics for online outlets, as well as radio and print.

Connect with us

We’re always looking for feedback or ways to expand the project!