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Welcome to Flatland, Kansas City.

We’re KCPT’s digital magazine, a destination for local and regional storytelling. Flatland shares digital-first series and stories that give you the best of people & places, eats & drinks, news & issues, arts & culture, and more. In a nutshell, we make and share coverage about our region that matters to you.

We are a reflection of our audience — informed and involved — and your engagement is the cornerstone of continuing this conversation. Comment, question, share.

Again, welcome to Flatland. And cheers.

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About the Hale Center for Journalism at KCPT

Founded in November 2013 through a gift from the Hale Family Foundation, the Hale Center for Journalism at KCPT serves as a center for local multimedia journalism. The center publishes to Flatland, a digital news umbrella that encourages collaboration among NPR, PBS and regional news outlets to produce stories on local issues and ensure the continued creation of quality local journalism in an ever-changing media landscape.

Editorial Change Policy

Despite living and publishing in the digital age, it’s our policy at Kansas City PBS to not remove or edit any of our content once it publishes without a) going through the proper internal channels and b) notifying you, our audience, when and where appropriate.

As affiliate stations of PBS and NPR, we’ve sourced from their editorial policies, as well as from the Society for Professional Journalists, and from within our own company handbook and culture.

Guidelines

We work to respond to and interact with the public.

Accountability is a goal, including answering audience questions and responding to criticisms about programs or content.

We will respond quickly to questions about accuracy, clarity and fairness, and encourage a civil dialogue.

As a rule, we acknowledge mistakes and don’t make silent corrections to our stories. We make corrections to help keep the public accurately informed.

Gifts

Our editorial independence prohibits our journalists from accepting tokens of favor from the public.

How to Ask a Question, or Report An Issue

Kansas City PBS main phone number: 816-756-3580

Flatland Contact Page and Team Page

Our Partners

Our Funders

Jo Anna Dale
Hale Family Foundation
Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Francis Family Foundation
Hall Family Foundation