Self publishing is ABSOLUTELY possible.
And desirable.

An e-zine, or bloggy-zine, which could be puchased as a .pdf,
or a download in book form from Lulu or something like that
is very possible.

Grants and gifts and contibutions can fund it.

The only trick is the need to keep the costs low.

That would suggest reporting on local issues,
because the expense of travel will exceed the costs of production.
Or, you can focus your travel to serve the need of your Journal.

I've designed one to do when I retire from commercial work in a couple years.
I know of a couple others in the planning stages.

Small, specific, journals can be done beautifully and effectively.
Possibly they can do some good.

Get off your butt and make some stories.