Fort Wayne Media Collaborative to host 2023 Local Candidate Forum

by | Sep 15, 2023 | Fort Wayne Media Collaborative, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Fort Wayne Media Collaborative is pleased to announce its 2023 Local Candidate Forum, a nonpartisan discussion of ideas with candidates for Fort Wayne public office. This forum is a chance for members of the public to engage with candidates and discuss important issues facing our community ahead of the Nov. 7 general election.

The 2023 Local Candidate Forum will focus mainly on healthy communities in Fort Wayne, with special attention to affordable housing. All candidates on the ballot seeking public office in the city of Fort Wayne in the November general election have been invited to participate. The event is free, and guests are encouraged to pre-register online at

About the Fort Wayne Media Collaborative: The Fort Wayne Media Collaborative was formed in 2021 to bring together local media outlets to address complex community challenges. FWMC strives to transform the nature of local journalism by providing the community with greater access to solutions-oriented news that encourages civic engagement. The group’s current focus is affordable housing issues throughout the Northeast Indiana region. FWMC is part of the Solutions Journalism Network and is currently in year two of grant funding from the Knight Foundation.

The Fort Wayne Media Collaborative is comprised of the following members: Input Fort Wayne, WANE-TV, WBOI-FM Public Radio, Fort Wayne Ink Spot, Fort Wayne Magazine, El Mexicano, Blacklight Media, Lofthouse Films, Purdue Fort Wayne, University of Saint Francis, and Indiana Institute of Technology.


  • Brianna Datta-Barrow

    A Fort Wayne native, Brianna is a graduate from Purdue University Fort Wayne, where she studied communication and media production. Brianna is a photographer, webmaster, and digital media coordinator for the Fort Wayne Media Collaborative. She also works for the Center for Collaborative Media at Purdue Fort Wayne as a segment producer, production assistant, and social media manager.

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