Ditmas Examiner

The Ditmas Examiner focuses on local news at a time some of the big New York City dailies are shrinking and even digital news outlets have disappeared. Operating out of the Brooklyn Public Library in the Ditmas Park area of central Brooklyn, the newspaper recruits its staff by asking: What issues do you care about? Who needs to hear your voice? Do you want to help make your neighborhood a better place? In only five years, the median income of Ditmas Park neighbors jumped 47 percent. That is the kind of story the young reporters at the Ditmas Examiner, launched in the summer of 2016, are eager to tackle, covering what rapid gentrification means to a well-established community.