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ATLANTA DOCUMENTERS

Metro Atlanta’s public meetings are where residents can learn about and act on the systems that impact their lives. But many public meetings happen with no oversight or input from the public.

 

Atlanta Documenters trains and pays Metro Atlantans to attend and take notes at public meetings across the five-county area. We publish those fact-checked notes for everyone to use, and we condense the most important information in our newsletter

READ MEETING NOTES FROM ATLANTA DOCUMENTERS HERE

Step 1

BECOME A DOCUMENTER

Step 2

ATTEND AN ORIENTATION

Step 3

START TAKING ASSIGNMENTS

Atlanta Documenters is part of the Documenters Network, a national network created by City Bureau in Chicago. Over the past four years, the Documenters Network has trained more than 1,700 people who have collectively covered more than 2,300 meetings. Atlanta Documenters is the first such program in the U.S. South.

 

Anyone can become a Documenter by filling out an application and attending an orientation.

 

Questions? Email documenters@canopyatlanta.org

Photo Credit: 1 Ada Wood for CA, 2-3 City Bureau

ABOUT THE DOCUMENTERS NETWORK

Launched in Chicago in 2016, the Documenters Network grows with new cities and regions each year. Currently, there are Documenters programs in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Fresno, Omaha, and Minneapolis. We’re harnessing communal power, together, by inspiring, connecting and supporting civic media producers across the U.S. 

The Documenters Network has trained more than 1,700 people across four cities to attend and annotate more than 2,300 government meetings, harnessing their collective knowledge, relationships, and capacity to create a powerful new information resource.