Thursday, March 3, 2016
Tisch Illumination Fund Supports City Limits' Coverage of NYC Food Policy Issues
City Limits, a non-profit community journalism website, has launched CityPlate, a special section and series on food policy in New York City, with support from the Lauire M. Tisch Illumination Fund.
City Limits states: "Food is more than breakfast, lunch and dinner—especially in New York City. From food stamps to farmers' markets, salt warnings to sous chefs, food is a social-justice issue, a public-health concern and an industry with growing impact. This series will explore food issues in the five boroughs—and provide ways for readers to get a seat at the table."
"Historically, City Limits has done some amazing analyses that have been influential in city policy," said Rick Luftglass, executive director of the Tisch Fund. "For example, City Limits did a series on food access about 10 years ago that included original data analysis about supermarket locations and relative size in NYC neighborhoods, and that was influential in the city’s supermarket incentive program for underserved neighborhoods. So, the hope here is that the articles aren’t just articles, but can increase awareness in communities, among activists, consumers, and policymakers, and ultimately be policy catalysts."
The new CityPlate section includes new articles, a “digest” of past articles and opinion pieces, as well as resource links.