Canopy Atlanta

Local news by Atlanta, with Atlanta.

We’re telling unforgettable stories about our region, one neighborhood at a time. And we’re doing it with the communities we cover.

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About us

Canopy Atlanta is a local digital publication launching fall 2020 that tells stories about metro Atlanta to in collaboration with our communities.

We’re training and involving residents in the process of journalism—from assigning stories to telling and presenting them—and helping all Atlantans access information about the issues that matter to them most.

Each Canopy Atlanta issue will focus on a different neighborhood in metro Atlanta. Our first issue will focus on West End and will be released in the fall—and West End community members are helping us tell those stories.

How it works


We choose stories—with neighborhood residents—and provide multiple avenues for input.


To tell those stories, we pay and train residents to tell their community’s stories through words, photos, sound, and more in collaboration with established storytellers.


When we release each issue, we won’t hit publish and leave. We’ll present those stories in and with communities through live events.

Be in the know

Through our newsletter, you’ll get unique stories about metro Atlanta communities, as well as an inside look at how journalism gets done.

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