Kat Duncan

Visual journalist, editor and innovator


We are building a resource that will help small and community-centered newsrooms and journalists break down the barriers and challenges to successful, impactful collaborations to better serve their communities. This project is in partnership with the Institute for Nonprofit News. Read more about the project.

We built Agenda Watch, a free, full-featured platform for journalists that provides the ability to research past agendas and minutes as well as subscribe to alerts based on topics and keywords relevant to a reporter’s beat. This project was a partnership with Big Local News. Read more about the project. Launched June 2023.

We built Black News & Views, a platform for coverage of Black communities by Black journalists. This project was in partnership with NABJ. Read more about the project. Launched June 2022.

We built a free and easy to use diversity source tracking tool for newsrooms and journalists to use to track the diversity of their sources and utilize the data to make impactful change in their processes to better serve and reflect their communities. This project was in partnership with Chalkbeat. Launched October 2022.

RJI News Founders is a program distributing $300k in funding, to 3 Tiny News Collective founding newsrooms. The awarded newsrooms were The People’s Beat, Project Optimist and Four Points Press. The funding and support was to help them become sustainable newsrooms serving their local communities. 2021-2023

JSafe app: We built the JSafe App for marginalized journalists to report harassment, doxxing and abuse online. It was built in collaboration with the Mizzou Engineering School and Dr. Fang Wang. After creation, it was given to the Coalition for Women in Journalism to maintain. Users can also request access to free resources such as a lawyer, extraction or other assistance to deal with it from the Coalition for Women in Journalism through the app. Launched 2019.

Optimizing paywalls for readers – partnered with Bangor Daily News, we tested a dynamic paywall that charged readers based on the frequency, type of content they access and platform they use to access the content.