CINCINNATI - 9 News felt that at a time such as this - 10 years removed from such a dark moment in our past - it is our responsibility to step back and reflect on where we are as a city. We intend to listen to what the community as a whole is saying, engage in more conversations and inspire action to help shape the best future for Cincinnati.
With "10 Years Later: A Changed City?", 9 News asks where we are as a city, as a community, and as individuals ten years after the unrest in April of 2001. We ask the question as it relates to public safety, education, economic development, health, prosperity and jobs for all people.
This in-depth, television and internet project will unfold over the next 30 days in our nightly 6 o'clock newscast, here on our website, on Facebook and Twitter. We hope you will join the conversation. Our role will be to ask the questions and encourage the conversation, allowing our viewers and citizens of Cincinnati the opportunity for your voices to be heard.
|Ten Years Later/Special section: A changed city?|
|• Ten Years Later: A changed city?|
|• What is the Ten Years Later project?|
|• Ten Years Later video section|
|• Ten Years Later: Tell us your story|
Executive Producer Carole Rawlins collaborated with the 9 News Team to develop and manage the stories that will run from March 7 through April 7, 2011. Carole brings over 15 years of journalistic experience to the 9 News team and this special project. The 30 stories in 30 days will run in themed weeks, with an in-depth focus on specific subjects ranging from Policing to Quality of Life, Education, Jobs and the Economy culminating in an hour-long documentary that will further engage residents on the topic of how far we've come as a city and what we're doing to shape our future.
Brandi Smith joined 9 News to produce the documentary that will air on April 7. She comes to the team with over 10 years of television and film production and four years of marketing experience. The documentary features many familiar faces from our public and private sectors, community activists, religious leaders and perhaps some unfamiliar faces of concerned citizens who also have a stake in the city's vitality and sustainability. Brandi's intent with the documentary is to briefly reflect on the past, in order to understand the complexity and context of the progress that's been made over the past ten years and discuss current opportunities facing the city.
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