Backyard Cambridge
Your city's news feed


Who are we, and what are we trying to do?

About us

Backyard Cambridge is an initiative by two Cantabridgians who want to strengthen local news and civic engagement. We started out by creating a podcast to help voters understand their choices in the November 2017 City Council election. Now, we're experimenting with new approaches and mediums to help people better understand local issues and feel more connected to their cities. 

Every month, we'll cover a new issue facing Cambridge and report on it in podcast form. But, we'll also periodically be trying new things out to better understand what works well and what doesn't. We're open to feedback, ideas, and collaboration. Shoot us a note with whatever's on your mind.