The Listening Post uses cell phones, public signs, roving recording devices, and a variety of other offline and online methods to capture and share voices, information, and opinions of communities around the United States. The goal of the Listening Post model is to create and expand conversations around important local issues, and to provide opportunities for community members to share their experiences.

Why is it important?

News and information is an essential resource, just like food, housing, and water. Our goal is to listen first and then engage people about topics that matter most in the city.

To learn more about the Listening Post or invite us to an event you’re hosting, email: Also find us on Twitter: @LP_NOLA.