WRAL News is one of the two media organizations, and the only local television news station in the country, selected to take part in a new program launched by the Local Media Association, in partnership with the Facebook Journalism Project.
The project aims to transform local and statewide data into core stories for North Carolinians using new technology.
According to the press release:
Local Media Association, in partnership with Facebook Journalism Project, has launched a pilot project to empower smaller and mid-sized newsrooms to access and transform data into high-impact local journalism.
The pilot project will leverage tools and training from Crosstown and be implemented by WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C., and The Times-Picayune, The Advocate and NOLA.com in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La.
Crosstown technology is designed to enable local newsrooms to access and convert relevant datasets conveniently into highly relevant local news reporting.