On his community page, Matt Kiser describes WTF Just Happened Today as “your guide to the daily shock and awe in national politics.” What started as a personal project to chronicle the new administration has turned into Kiser’s full-time job, and he couldn’t do it without the help of his readers.
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.
We chatted about a guide for journalists about how to host community conversations, hosted by Andrew Rockway and Joy Mayer.
Engaged journalists know there’s value to good participation in and moderation of online comments. But what does that actually look like? In this 30-minute video chat with Teddy Amenabar of The Washington Post, Elizabeth Dunbar of Minnesota Public Radio, and Andrew Losowsky of The Coral Project, we’ll talk about some benefits of investing in comments. Then we’ll look at specific comment threads and do some live brainstorming about how journalists could/should/might participate in them.
City Bureau, a digital startup on the South Side of Chicago, has been attracting attention and funding for bringing “journalists and communities together in a collaborative spirit to produce media that is impactful, equitable and responsive to the public.” Co-founder Darryl Holliday explains City Bureau’s innovative model for participatory reporting and accountability journalism.
We chatted with Joy Mayer about what it takes to successfully apply for engagement jobs. What story should you tell about yourself? What format should your portfolio take? What pitfalls should you avoid, especially when talking to hiring editors who don’t specialize in engagement?
A news organization’s archive is a goldmine of stories and information that can continue to delight and be of use to your audience. But how do you know what to keep sharing? And how can you manage a calendar of evergreen content? Join Jessica Lee Martin, Audience Development Editor for Citylab, Haley Correll, Social Media Manager for American Red Cross, and Kristina Lucarelli, Manager for Amplify, Hearst Television to find out.
Many engagement jobs include interaction in comments threads — on social media or on our own websites? How do we decide when to join in? What should we say, and what should we allow others to say? What should comment policies address? Join Andrew Losowsky and Lilah Raptopoulos as they discuss it more in depth.
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.
Today’s talk with Jackie Haim, Ashley Alvarado, and Joy Mayer was about practicing internally the engagement we say we want to do externally. It was both about teaching our newsrooms about engagement and also about using the tools of engagement within our newsrooms.
What are best practices for newsrooms around SEO concepts these days? And what should you do if you’re charged with sharing them with the rest of your newsroom? Join Nicole Barton of KQED (and previously of YouTube), Adriana Lacy of the LA Times, and Jessica Lee Martin of CityLab to find out.
WFAE embarked on an ambitious journey to look and sound like the community it is licensed to serve. WFAE leaders Ju-Don Marshall and Joe O’Connor explain how they are reaching beyond the traditional “core” audiences of public media to understand and meet the information needs of people in their region.