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Factstacks

How do FactStacks work?

FactSacks are reports on a particular topic or topic. We investigate them for you in response to what you are discussing in the Douglas Local conversation on Facebook. We are as careful as possible in our research and transparent in our process. With FactStacks, we put our skills as journalists directly to work for your community. We always appreciate your thoughts, questions and suggestions in response to our reports.

FAQ

    WHY DO YOU CALL YOURSELF SPACESHIP MEDIA?

    We chose the name Spaceship Media because we want to convey a sense of adventure and experimentation as we work to give people the information they need to live their lives and engage in discussions about issues that matter to them. As such, we welcome your thoughts and feedback about Douglas Local. You can always email us with your feedback: [email protected]

    WHAT IS SPACESHIP MEDIA?

    Spaceship Media is a journalism nonprofit that was launched after the presidential election in 2016 by two career journalists with a mission to build communities, reduce polarization and restore trust in journalism. We believe journalism has a central role to play in supporting the civil, civic dialogue on which a functioning democracy depends.

    HOW TO DONATE?

    If you are interested in supporting Douglas Local, you can donate on our website. We have a donation button at the top right of our website. Thank you so much for your support!!

    IS DOUGLAS LOCAL LIKE THE DISPATCH?

    Douglas Local is not affiliated with The Douglas Dispatch. However, on our website, we are gathering news and information from around town. This includes plenty of stories from The Douglas Dispatch which is the main provider for news and information about Douglas. Douglas Local is like The Dispatch in that it provides reporting, however our reporting is in direct response to the questions you have about your community!  All the information we gather about Douglas is on our website and in our Facebook group. You can request specific information about Douglas on our website or on Facebook through the group. Please join us!

    HOW IS DOUGLAS LOCAL FUNDED?

    Douglas Local is funded in part by the generous support of the Democracy Fund.

    WHAT ARE FACTBRIEFS?

    FactBriefs are quick bits of information that we provide in real-time as you’re talking. Think of them as a way to fact check the information that is being shared and discussed in Douglas Local.

    WHAT ARE FACTSTACKS?

    FactStacks are the way we share reporting and information with you. We gather facts, we share them, letting you know how and where we found them and why we think they’re important. We always welcome your questions and feedback about our reporting.

    WHAT IS DOUGLAS LOCAL?

    Douglas Local is a place for the people of Douglas — or people who are interested in Douglas — to talk about the issues and topics that are important to them. We invite you into a respectful, thoughtful discussion! Douglas Local is not a place to yell and shout or name call or post memes. Douglas Local is also a website where you can find information and resources about Douglas.

    WHAT’S OUR MISSION?

    To build communities by creating spaces to discuss tough topics and provide journalism that is trusted.

    Request Information

    Hi! We’re so glad your curiosity got the best of you. Before you fill out your request, do a search for you in our existing library through the button on the right. If your question asks a point not yet covered by Spaceship Media’s reporting, we will do one of the following:

    • Create a new FactStack
    • Add to an existing FactStack
    • Let you know it’s out of the scope of questions we cover