For Community, With Community
Canopy Atlanta is a community journalism nonprofit founded in 2020 that chooses, reports, and shares stories with Atlantans, redefining who journalism is by and for.
Local communities set our reporting priorities
We learn about neighborhood priorities by reaching out to residents through listening conversations, phone calls, social media, and other engagement methods. A paid community editorial board helps us refine story topics for our Community Issues.
Listening Conversations
We pay and train residents to join the reporting process
We pay and train residents—through our Fellowship, Atlanta Documenters, and more—to report alongside experienced journalists through words, photos, audio, and more.
Metro Atlantans Trained
We share reporting with community members who need it
We make sure our journalism gets to residents through events, partnerships, printed materials, and more.
Partnerships and Events
Where We've Been
The Beginning

In our first three years, we worked in five communities—West End, Forest Park, Bankhead, South DeKalb, and Lakewood Heights. Before that, we piloted the concept in Pittsburgh.

Our Mission

We equip residents to access information about their communities, and to tell and share stories that are responsive to community desires.

Featured Work

Our work has been featured in Columbia Journalism Review, Nieman Lab, ProPublica, WABE, Saporta Report, and others.

Ways to Support Canopy Atlanta Today
Support, share, and join Canopy Atlanta’s mission to bring community-powered journalism to more neighborhoods across metro Atlanta.
Committed to Transparency

Canopy Atlanta is transforming journalism by making it community-first, equipping Atlantans who’ve been overlooked and misrepresented by journalism to tell stories.

We believe in high standards of transparency and accountability to our communities, which is why we make information about our major funders and our tax filings easily accessible.

Our Donors & Transparency Policy