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About Flatland

Powered by Kansas City PBS, Flatland is your local nonprofit news source committed to providing context and solutions to some of our region’s biggest challenges. Founded in November 2013 through a gift from the Hale Family Foundation, Flatland produces multimedia stories that examine local news, highlight rural affairs and explore Kansas City history. As the digital news platform for Kansas City PBS, Flatland serves as a founding member of the Kansas City Media Collective, encouraging collaboration amongst Kansas City nonprofit news outlets to strengthen our community’s ever-changing media landscape.

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Editorial Change Policy

Despite living and publishing in the digital age, it’s our policy at Kansas City PBS to not remove or edit any of our content once it publishes without a) going through the proper internal channels and b) notifying you, our audience, when and where appropriate. As affiliate stations of PBS and NPR, we’ve sourced from their editorial policies, as well as from the Society for Professional Journalists, and from within our own company handbook and culture.

We work to respond to and interact with the public.

Accountability is a goal, including answering audience questions and responding to criticisms about programs or content. We will respond quickly to questions about accuracy, clarity and fairness, and encourage a civil dialogue. As a rule, we acknowledge mistakes and don’t make silent corrections to our stories. We make corrections to help keep the public accurately informed.

Our editorial independence prohibits our journalists from accepting tokens of favor from the public.

Flatland + KC Media Collective

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Flatland is proud to take part in a new collaborative initiative involving a group of local, nonprofit media organizations designed to support and enhance local journalism. Learn More

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Our Funders

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Health Forward Foundation
William T. Kemper, Commerce Bank, Trustee
Bank of America
The Fred and Lou Hartwig Family
Hall Family Foundation
Francis Family Foundation
Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation
Jo Anna Dale
Robert & Marlese Gourley
Herbert & Bonnie Buchbinder
Hale Family Foundation