APM's Marketplace Creates 'Wealth And Poverty Desk'
February 28, 2012 at 4:14 AM (PT)
AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA's "MARKETPLACE" is introducing a "Wealth and Poverty Desk" under a grant from the FORD FOUNDATION. The department is reporting stories looking at the divide between the wealthy and poor in AMERICA.
"MARKETPLACE's Wealth and Poverty Desk will provide millions of Americans with the information and insights needed to make critical decisions, and help to empower people to change their lives and the communities they live in," said APM President/CEO JON MCTAGGART. "This reflects our deep commitment to important journalism that can expand perspectives and strengthen communities in every state, big city, small town and rural region in the country."
In an introductory post at the show's website, Senior Editor CELESTE WESSON writes, "We want to hear your stories, ideas, and questions to help us create great journalism about the growing concentration of wealth in the United States. We'll report on the forces and policies that led to the wealth gap. We'll look at what the consequences are, good or bad, for our families and communities. We'll be asking you what economic choices our country should make."