What can you expect from the Census 2020 rollout, and how can you learn about your community’s confusion and concerns around the Census? Join David Rodriguez from Reveal and Diana Montaño from SCPR to learn about their process, hear questions to help you prepare for reporting, and find resources to support your Census engagement work.
Forming community boards to deepen local news coverage
Long Beach Post’s Stephanie Rivera and The Oaklandside’s Cole Goins share lessons learned from their experiences enlisting community editorial and advisory boards to inform and deepen newsroom coverage.
Funding for Engagement Work
Are you looking for outside funding for your engagement work? In this 30-minute video chat, we’ll talk to Molly de Aguiar of the News Integrity Initiative, Paul Waters of Democracy Fund, and Karen Rundlet of the Knight Foundation who represent organizations that offer funding to support journalism. What do they wish journalists knew about how to find funding?
2020 OJA Finalists: La Nación and The Marshall Project
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.
Lessons in engagement for journalists from our civic neighbors
We in engaged journalism have much to learn from other communities of practice. Fiona Morgan, July’s Gather Guest Curator, produced and hosted this conversation with fellow members of our civic infrastructure.
Free Press created a toolkit designed to show newsrooms how they go about doing the engagement they do at Free Press. It’s focused on face-to-face engagement. Fiona Morgan explored how to make it even better.
ISO CRM+ » Building (or cobbling together) the right tools to put community at the center of our work
This Lightning Chat invited audience development and engagement practitioners to discuss their evolving needs for relationship management software (typically referred to as CRM), solutions others have found or developed, and the need for potentially new tools or approaches.
1st open chat on COVID-19
In the first open COVID-19 chat hosted by Joy Mayer, participants discussed best practices for reporting in a rapidly-changing situation, creative ways to rework standard coverage categories, pivoting from IRL engagement to virtual community engagement, and more.
Serving Spanish Speakers & Latinx Communities
Mariana Dale facilitates a conversation with Ernesto Aguilar (KQED), Michelle Billman (KUNR), and Madeleine Bair (El Tímpano) on local news organizations’ strategies reaching and engaging Spanish speakers and bilingual audiences.
2020 OJA Finalists: Injustice Watch and Documented
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.
Is there career growth for audience roles?
Over the years, we’ve seen more and more newsrooms posting job listings for roles like social media manager, newsletter writer and audience engagement editor. But can these roles evolve beyond early career positions and eventually find a space among news leadership?
On Building Trust: PREVIEW
Joy Mayer’s Trusting News project is asking news consumers how they decide what news to trust and using that info to build strategies for newsrooms to demonstrate their own credibility