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
Bridging Divides Face to Face
We chat with Meredith Turk of Colorado Public Radio, Ross Reynolds of KUOW, and Andrew DeVigal of Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon about face-to-face engagement and how it can help bridge divides.
2nd open chat on COVID-19
In the second open COVID-19 chat hosted by Joy Mayer, participants discussed dealing with the Q&A firehose, creative ways to connect with and serve your communities, and more.
Building Statewide News Ecosystems
We hear from two people who have been building state “ecosystems”: Rashad Mahmood, from the New Mexico Local News Fund and Stefanie Murray, from the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University.
Learning from Research into Engaged Journalism
What can engaged journalists learn from academic research, and what academic research would be most useful to us? We took on this topic with a panel of researchers, Jacob Nelson of Arizona State University, Talia Stroud of the Center for Media Engagement, and Nikki Usher of the University of Illinois, who believe in helping working journalists.
[ONA20] Measuring the Impact of Engaged Journalism
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.
2022 OJA/Gather Award in Engaged Journalism – Micro/Small Newsrooms
Listen to and learn from one of the finalists of the 2022 OJA/Gather Award in Community-Centered Journalism, Micro/Small Newsroom category. Adam Mahoney and John Thomason from the Grist share lessons from their community-engagement project.
Earning the Trust of Your Audience
We chatted about how news consumers decide what news to trust and got some great feedback on some strategies Joy Mayer is developing. Thanks to everyone who participated!
Keeping it Local: How the National Trust for Local News aims to preserve and sustain community journalism
National Trust for Local News (NTLN) recently engineered the purchase of a family-owned newspaper chain in Colorado in order to sustain its irreplaceable local journalism. Is this business model a viable strategy to prevent vulture capital acquisitions of local media and closure of local papers across the country?