In this slightly different Lightning Chat, Andrew DeVigal talked with Andrea Wenzel about her book “Community-Centered Journalism: Engaging People, Exploring Solutions, and Building Trust.” In the book, Andrea “models new practices of community-centered journalism that build trust across boundaries of politics, race, and class, and prioritize solutions while engaging the full range of local stakeholders.”
Kayla Christopherson and Cole Goins (The New School’s Journalism + Design program) guide us through three powerful exercises from their systems thinking toolkit, and Yvonne Wenger of the Baltimore Sun shares a practical take on how each exercise deepened her reporting process.
How do we amplify the power that communities hold through journalism collaboration? This important conversation discusses how to strategize and re-imagine the relationships journalists build with the public we serve.
Learn about Southern California Public Radio’s engaged journalism work and Alabama Media Group’s project “Reckon Women: Motherhood.” Both are finalists for the 2020 OJA Gather Award in the Overall Excellence category.
Understanding journalism’s impact is fundamental to earning communities’ trust and serving their information needs. Learn not just WHAT newsrooms are measuring but also HOW they are tracking it.
Injustice Watch and Documented are both finalists for the OJA Gather Award in the Micro/Small Newsrooms category. Injustice Watch created a judicial election guide, and Documented used WhatsApp to really listen to immigrants’ needs and offer news they can use.
La Nación and The Marshall Project are both finalists for the OJA Gather Award in the Overall Excellence category. Learn how La Nación used WhatsApp to connect with Argentinians stranded abroad, and how The Marshall Project created a publication for people within the prison system.
Free Press is launching “Media 2070,” an in-depth research essay and organizing hub that documents and analyzes the history of media harm. Alicia Bell from Free Press talks about the origins and goals of the project, how they plan to engage their communities, and how you can stay in touch.
How do you choose a video streaming service if your event is over 200 people and you need multiple breakout rooms? Martin Pratt will walk us through Zoom vs. StreamYard vs. Restream (and maybe a few others) and talk about which service may work best in what situation.
In July 2020 Scalawag announced the end of their print publication – a bittersweet decision that also opens new possibilities. Why did they make this decision, from an engagement and financial standpoint? How did they do it? And what engagement opportunities does this open up going forward?
DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) audits are one way to check how well your coverage and staff reflect the communities you serve. But how can you get started? Join Caroline Bauman and Bene Cipolla from Chalkbeat as they share why Chalkbeat decided to conduct a DEI audit, how they defined the scope of their first audit, what they’ve learned, and what’s next.
The Local Voices Network (LVN) supports resident volunteers to host mainly in-person civic conversations. With the pivot to digital, Max Resnik – Local Voices Network/Cortico and Parisa Parsa of Cortico share what they’ve learned about hosting meaningful small-group civic conversations on Zoom.