Noble launches Nashville’s newest cultural storytelling platform
Journalist Collin Czarnecki loves storytelling. And so do I. I think that’s why it’s so easy to connect to his newest concept, Noble. It’s a cultural storytelling platform that celebrates local-ism aimed to amplify Nashville’s creative class.
When Collin launched the teaser video on his Facebook page he said, “He’s ready to wander. Ready to be wild. Ready to be free. Ready to dream.” Are you ready?
I had to learn more — so I sat down with Collin earlier this week at The Post in East Nashville to hear all about it.
How did you get the idea for Noble?
This idea originally came from Patch.com where I was an editor for three years while living in Chicago. It was so different than traditional media and was hyper local. We were creating a community hub — a place where people went every morning to see what people were talking about, events and connect with local businesses.
Who is Noble for?
Noble highlights Nashville’s makers, artisans, creators, entrepreneurs as individuals and as a community. I think when you peel back the layer there’s just so many creative people here creating murals, photography and I want to tell those stories and extend them to the community.
I spent a lot of late nights out in Nashville and as a journalist naturally just started asking questions. I was really curious about what people were passionate about and found incredible stories. Nashville is just so unique like that. I never felt like I met a stranger.
Everyone’s always doing something that makes you want to go up and talk to them and people are so open that they’re willing to share and connect. I want the community to feel like they see themselves in the content that people can relate to so I go out and connect to the hidden parts of Nashville to create stories that aren’t generated from press releases.
How is Noble different than other community platforms?
A lot of content sites in Nashville focus on music, but I know there’s so much more to Nashville than that. Noble is more about people who pursue their passions. That could be a visual artist or furniture designer. There’s so many people here who are pursuing their passions that don’t have anything to do with music. I want to put the spotlight on them.
What’s next for Noble?
The website launches June 6th! I’m looking forward to telling stories about interesting people, but it will also include a guide to the neighborhoods, things to do, curated lists, a place where the community can find what’s happening in Nashville because the community can post their own events and create conversations.
Who are you looking to partner with?
Locally owned businesses, creative entrepreneurs and artists. If that’s you — connect with me today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does it mean to #benoble?
I want to constantly keep the conversation going about what’s happening in Nashville where creatives are working. It’s passion free from fear. I want the content of the stories to inspire and embrace the creative spirit in Nashville.
How can the community follow Noble online?
Check out NobleNashville.com and subscribe to the updates and follow us on our social platforms.
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