Public Square Amplified

Amplifying local voices in global spaces 


Public Square Amplified (PSA) is a cooperative newsroom that positions journalism as a civic tool to amplify local voices in global spaces and employs a collaborative multimedia and solutions-driven approach to news and storytelling.
Our reporting is spearheaded by local reporters equipped with media and newsgathering training and is furthered by forums that engage community members and storytelling that centers on social and economic justice, racial equity, voices of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora, and the immigrant experience.

About our journalism

Public Square Amplified (PSA) is a grassroots local nonprofit newsroom founded by a team of Black women with over 40 years of combined experience in the nonprofit, journalism, and community organizing sectors headquartered in Newark, New Jersey. PSA positions journalism as a civic tool and creates a pipeline for a new cadre of local journalists of color representing their geographic and ethnic community. Our reporting centers on democracy, social and economic justice, racial equality, and the immigrant experience. PSA recognizes that people of color must own the storytelling apparatus and shape our narratives if the fourth estate must exist as a call for democracy for all.


Newark, NJ, USA



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