A call for interesting stories about the city for 'What's Good Rochester'

Jun 11, 2019

Mayor Warren and officials from some local organizations announce the new, "What's Good Rochester" initiative
Credit Randy Gorbman / WXXI News

The City of Rochester and WXXI are launching a new multimedia effort called "What’s Good Rochester."

It will use social media to help tell interesting stories about the city. The promotional video (see below) for this effort highlights the kind of presentations officials are hoping they will see, as the city looks to people in the community to submit photos and videos about interesting, uplifting types of stories.

The material will be posted on the city's online websites and social media outlets as well as WXXI's online and broadcast channels. While some of the material will be generated by the city and WXXI, Mayor Lovely Warren is really hoping that a variety of people from the community submit their work.

"We know we have a very passionate community and a passionate city, that want to tell us what's good about our city. We encourage both professional and amateur contributors to share their work," Warren said.

WXXI President Norm Silverstein says the new 'What's Good Rochester' initiative replaces the former CityWise program that was broadcast on the city's government access channel.

Credit Randy Gorbman / WXXI News

"The goal however, remains the same, to play an important role, in keeping our neighbors informed about their city and their government and most of all to tell some great stories about our community," Silverstein said.

Officials say that content for the new What's Good Rochester can range from life skills, to community heroes, the arts, culture and many other topics.

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Here's a promotional video about 'What's Good Rochester'