Economic Mobility (U.S. newsrooms)

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In the United States, people are united by the promise of mobility: the idea that everyone, no matter their circumstances, should have the ability to improve their lives through study, hard work and fair treatment from the government. But we know that, too often, systemic barriers reinforce inequity and limit opportunity for many.

Journalism has highlighted and inadvertently reinforced these systemic problems in recent years, but journalists can help their communities understand new pathways for economic mobility and what we can all learn from those efforts.

Explore examples of solutions reporting on economic mobility topics.

To learn more, reach out to Sarah Gustavus Lim.