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This is a map experiment that was developed for Bay Area News Collective, a collaborative project with Bloom Labs and seven local newsrooms in the San Francisco Bay Area. Use this map to collectively explore stories throughout the region across multiple sources and topics.

The map will help newsroom partners obtain a more representative understanding of coverage gaps in local communities and provide a collective experience for local residents. In 2021, the project team began designing this map after conducting dozens of resident interviews and surveys, and data analysis on recent news stories in the Bay Area. We hope the map can help us continue learning how local news can be more collaborative and representative of the local communities.