The 11 partners involved in the Wichita Journalism Collaborative are: The Active Age, The Community Voice, The Journal (Kansas Leadership Center), KMUW, KSN-TV, The Sunflower, The Wichita Beacon, The Wichita Eagle, the Wichita Public Library, Planeta Venus and The Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University.
The WJC launched in Spring 2020 with the help of a $100,000 grant from the Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) based in New York City. The group is also funded by Wichita Community Foundation’s News & Info Initiative.
Amy DeVault, a journalism instructor at Wichita State University, served as project manager for the initiative in 2020 and 2021. Chris Green, executive editor of The Journal, and Maren Berblinger of the Kansas Leadership Center, are serving as project managers for 2022.