The Sierra Nevada Ally is a nonprofit news organization that focuses on the environment/science, k-12 education, governance, and arts reporting relevant to northern Nevada and Tahoe Sierra. Our goal is to publish informational content without bias or political agenda and illuminate important but underreported issues. As a Solutions Journalism newsroom, we report on responses to problems. Our journalism is intended to build community knowledge critical for a healthy democratic process, sustainable environment, economy and quality of life in our region and the larger world. We use a variety of story-telling tools to include carefully edited text, audio, images, various data visualizations, and maps. As our name implies, The Ally works to be a unifying force meant to instill empathy and help lay the groundwork for meaningful change.