Cortico is a non profit organization that helps journalists tell stories that are more reflective of people’s lives on the ground in communities across the US, whether they’re red counties or blue cities.

When people see their concerns and hear their own voices in stories about their communities, they are less likely to retreat into isolated media bubbles — and more likely to engage in healthier discourse.


OUR Tools



Building journalism and storytelling tools.

Our tools empower more responsive and reflective journalism. We help storytellers listen to local voices through digital media and interviews, surface often unheard voices, and tell stories that engage audiences on common ground. 



Developing public sphere health metrics.

Our metrics indicate the health of public conversation across traditional and new media platforms, such as social media, talk radio, news coverage and locally grounded conversations. Health indicators measure how much we agree on what’s important and on core facts, whether we’re exposed to varied opinions, and how well we’re listening to each other.



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