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WJCT's Beyond The Core: A Northeast Florida Listening Tour

WJCT's Michelle Corum, Jessica Palombo and Lindsey Kilbride at the first Beyond the Core event at Naval Air Station Jacksonville on July 26.
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Many people in Jacksonville never come in contact with those outside their core communities.

That's why WJCT  News is embarking on a journey called Beyond the Core to start a citywide conversation about what unites the people who call Duval County home and what makes our smaller communities unique.

We plan to spend time getting to know you in each of these areas: 

  • Southside - Please contact us if you'd like to partner with us to host a listening session in your neighborhood
  • Westside - Please contact us if you'd like to partner with us to host a listening session in your neighborhood

Past sessions were held at:

  • Naval Air Station Jacksonville: July 26, 2017
  • New Town: February 1, 2018, at Edward Waters College 
  • Arlington:  March 20, 2018, at Jacksonville University
  • The Beaches: May 15, 2018, at the Beaches Museum

Hear WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo introduce Beyond the Core on First Coast Connect:

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Edward Waters College
WJCT's Lindsey Kilbride, Ryan Benk and Jessica Palombo hold a listening session with the Vision Keepers of New Town at Edward Waters College on Feb. 1, 2018.

The WJCT News team will lead Beyond the Core discussions to listen and learn — no recording devices or microphones are allowed. Then later, we might follow up with some of our attendees to produce stories that let the rest of the city know what we learn on our journey.

Related: Stories from Beyond the Core

All sessions are free to attend, and dinner will be provided.

If you’re interested in partnering with WJCT News to host a listening session in your neighborhood, or you have any questions about this project, please email WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo at