Our Incredible Journey
Founded in 2008, Qcitymetro.com was one of the nation’s first digital-only news organizations founded to serve a local, Black audience. It’s founder, veteran journalist Glenn H. Burkins, was concerned that Charlotte’s African American community was in danger of being left behind as more local news and information moved from print publications to various online mediums. Our sole mission is to provide news and information relevant to this growing community.
Qcitymetro made a name for itself by delivering on that promise. We strive to publish news, views and information that is both timely and relevant. Our writers are part of the community we serve, and we have opened this website to the diverse voices and opinions that emanate from any healthy community.
Qcitymetro wants to build an even closer relationship with its growing audience. In the months ahead, we will launch a membership campaign, allowing readers to support our reporting through small, individual donations. In return, members will receive special offers and benefits.
We hope you will Join The Community!
Accuracy • Fairness • Integrity
Qcitymetro.com was founded in December 2008 by Glenn H. Burkins, a veteran newspaper reporter and editor. Glenn previously worked as deputy managing editor and, before that, as business editor, at the Charlotte Observer; labor and White House reporter at the Wall Street Journal; business columnist and Africa correspondent for The Philadelphia Inquirer; and business writer at the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times. He covered the historic election of Nelson Mandela in 1994, the genocide in Rwanda and the 1995 Ebola outbreak in the former Zaire. Glenn is a native of McConnells, SC, and holds a degree in journalism from the University of South Carolina.
Qcitymetro is an online news partner with the Charlotte Observer and is a member of the Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance (CAJA).