I first became introduced to Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service when Herbert Lowe, then my News Media Writing professor, brought its founder, Sharon McGowan, to speak to our class. To prepare for the class I read a few of the longer pieces and did some skimming.
Looking at the site for the first time in months, my impression was that education had taken over. After all, two of the four featured stories are related to neighborhood schools. But if you look at every link on the page, the proportion becomes closer to what you'd expect. My other impression — that the quality remained as high as when I first saw it — turned out to be correct.
Looking at the mission statement, the outlet's main interest is "