Support Local Journalism

To strengthen local journalism and encourage greater connection between reporters and Charlotte residents, Solutions Journalism Network launched the Charlotte Journalism Collaborative (CJC) in 2019. The CJC is a partnership of seven major media companies and other local institutions focusing on issues of major importance to the Charlotte region.

Sponsorship of the 2023 Local News Impact Summit supports the work of the Charlotte Journalism Collaborative, creating opportunities for rigorous and collaborative solutions journalism in Charlotte and community programming that allows community leaders, housing advocates and residents a space to navigate and discuss complex issues. Learn more

In 2021, we announced a $1.5 million multi-year funding plan to support the Charlotte Journalism Collaborative through 2026. This provides the CJC significant runway to produce impact and showcases your commitment to the local news ecosystem.

Contact Chris Rudisill, CJC Director

Donations to the Charlotte Journalism Collaborative are administered through a fund at Queens University of Charlotte, and are tax deductible to the extent of the law. Tax ID #56-0530003

Finding solutions, informing communities, together.

Since its launch, the collaboration has proven to be a successful model of investigating and reporting news with a primary focus on solutions to community problems. It has had a profound impact on the way that news happens in Charlotte and the way that our community responds to issues. Our work is about seeking solutions for the well-being of Charlotte’s residents, making access to trusted information a reality for all in our community, and strengthening those vital connections that can make positive change and drive informed development of the city’s future. As we continue to create opportunities for connection among city leaders, residents and local news organizations, we believe that the key to a vibrant and thriving city is a strong local news community.

2023 Impact Report

What’s in our future?

  • Robust collaborative journalism projects that focus on solutions
  • Programs that bridge information gaps in Charlotte and build trust
  • Community-centered programs to help storytellers in our neighborhoods shape tomorrow’s headlines
  • Training partnerships to increase news collaborations across N.C.


The Charlotte Journalism Collaborative (CJC) was launched by the Solutions Journalism Network in 2019 with funding from the Knight Foundation, and is supported by a combination of local and national grants and sponsorships.