Canopy Atlanta partners with Atlantans to choose, report, and present journalism responding to community needs, helping residents tell stories about the issues that matter most to them.

Canopy Atlanta will pay and train South DeKalb community members—our Fellows—to learn journalism skills over a six-week program. They will work with other journalists to report and write the stories in this issue.  Those Fellows will use their new skills to continue working on behalf of their communities.

To choose the stories in this issue, Canopy will connect with community members and convene a South DeKalb Community Editorial Board to help guide story angles.

Canopy Atlanta is transforming how Atlanta’s journalism is produced by partnering with residents to provide information and tell stories about their community. Join us in making sure every Atlantan can access the information they need by supporting our work today.



Apply to become a South DeKalb Editorial Board Member

Residents of South DeKalb can apply for this paid position to provide insider guidance on who their community is and what reporting they need most.

Apply to become a South DeKalb Fellow

Residents of South DeKalb can apply for this paid position to train in journalistic practices and partner with professional journalists in reporting and writing stories by and for their community

Submit a Community Listening Response

Residents or people with ties to South DeKalb (like former residents and those working in the area) can complete this short 3-minute survey to tell us what matters to them which will inform our reporting and the stories that are selected for the issue.