The NPR Argo Network is a collection of websites by NPR member stations committed to strengthening local journalism. The sites cover a range of topics: global health, climate change, public safety, local music and more.
Although the Argo sites are written with a Web audience in mind, you'll find the same commitment to high-quality, engaging, public-service journalism that you've come to know on air.
And we think you'll also find the same mix of wonk and whimsy that you find on NPR programs such as Morning Edition and All Things Considered, where a story on climate change can live comfortably next to a story about conservationists using goats to save New York's wild bog turtles.
Each Argo site is run by a different member station, but all of them cover news that resonates nationally. While KPLU's 'Humanosphere' covers the development of a burgeoning global health industry in Seattle, for example, it will also be a worthy bookmark for anyone interested in the worldwide mission to end poverty and improve health.
To fulfill our mission, we need your participation too. Your expertise, insights, photos and facts help make our journalism better. You play an integral role in Project Argo, so please don't be shy about letting us know what we should be paying attention to, what we're doing right, and most importantly, what we're missing.
Weigh in on the conversation in the comments section or talk to us directly via the prominent 'Get in touch' button on each site.
We're also committed to pointing you to other sources covering the Argo topics, applying an intelligent filter to stories and conversation on Twitter and across the Web. Consider each Argo site your hub for an issue of interest.
The Argo project is a pilot program funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
-- Joel Sucherman, Program Director, Project Argo