Introducing The Inland, a new community reporting project from the Empire Network

Sep 27, 2018


What do you wonder about the Inland Empire, its people or culture that you want us to investigate?

We’re launching a new community-driven reporting project, where you ask the questions and we turn them into stories that matter to you.

Here’s how it works:

  1. ASK: You ask a question — big or small, serious or silly! If you don’t have a question, don’t sweat it. You can always vote on which questions you think we should answer next.

  2. VOTE: Each month, we’ll choose three of those questions and ask the public to vote on the one they want us to tackle.

  3. INVESTIGATE: Then, we’ll collaborate with the person who asked the winning question to find the answer.

  4. IMPACT: We’re all smarter together!

The resulting story could be a digital piece, radio spot, multimedia post — or it could be a combination of them all. This project is public-powered, and will be based entirely on tapping into people’s questions to provide answers that serve the community.

With the midterm elections around the corner, we’re kicking things off by answering your questions about politics and elections in the Inland Empire.

Ask us about the questions you’ve always wondered. Like, “What does an election judge do?” or

“How come there are never enough 'I Voted' stickers at my polling place?" or "Why does my polling place change every election, even though I haven't moved?"

What are you waiting for? Get curious and ask away!





All questions asked make it to the question archive unless they don’t meet our guidelines for decorum, fairness or obvious conflicts of interest.