West End
Issue No. 1

This historic Southwest Atlanta neighborhood is in the midst of evolution: a major redevelopment stuck in limbo, hustlin’ “water boys” at odds with some neighbors, and a thriving arts scene at risk from the pandemic—making it the perfect destination for our first Community Issue.

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Community-Powered Stories
A Fresh Take on Atlanta
Canopy Atlanta is a new community-led publication centering Atlantans in the process of journalism—from assigning stories to telling and presenting them, in collaboration with established journalists—and helping residents access information about the issues that matter to them most.
60 West End Residents
More than 60 West End residents gave feedback that helped us choose the stories in this issue. Our West End community advisory board refined the story angles, and our Fellows—West End residents trained in journalism—helped produce them with Canopy Atlanta staff and other contributing journalists.
6 Journalism Fellows
Canopy Atlanta paid and trained six West End community members—our Fellows—to learn journalism skills over a six-week program. They worked with other journalists to report and write the stories in this issue.
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