Six Feet of Separation is a publication by kids and for kids, created during the coronavirus pandemic — “a newspaper for our troubled times,” Dan Rather called it. It started as a local paper for Bernal Heights, a neighborhood in San Francisco. It’s since become a local paper for all neighborhoods — we want to hear from kids everywhere. We want to hear what life is like now, in your community, in your home, in your brain. Whatever you say is wonderful.
The paper is edited by Chris Colin, a journalist and parent in San Francisco. Here’s a story about it in Wired. NPR did a piece on it, the New York Times wrote about it here and here, so did the San Francisco Chronicle, so did Hoodline, so did Nature magazine’s podcast. In June, with a grant from AT&T, Six Feet launched a partnership with 826 National, the country’s largest youth writing network.
If you’d like to contribute — expertise! layout skills! money! — that would be ever so nice and you’d go to kid-newspaper heaven. Drop Chris a line here.