We chatted with Angilee Shah and Hannah Wise about Facebook groups. How can journalists use Facebook groups to connect with their communities? When’s the right time? How should people be invited? How do conversations get moderated? What are the success metrics?
What if you based your election coverage on what your community has told you they actually want candidates to be talking about as they compete for votes? Join our hosts, Brittany Schock from Richland Source, Bridget Thoreson from Hearken, and Joy Mayer from Trusting News as they talk about what that process actually looks like and what they hope it achieves. Read more about The Citizens Agenda.
The two finalists for the 2021 OJA/Gather Award in Engaged Journalism in the Micro/Small Newsrooms category, including El Tímpano and The Marshall Project, offer lessons learned from their community-engagement projects.
The topic was hosted by Joy Mayer about how engagement work connects to the financial health of our organizations.
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?
This panel discusses this collective action, why and how transparency in staffing and beyond can be a small first step towards better diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the news industry, and what further action has to follow.
How can advisory boards help newsrooms stay in touch with what matters most to their communities? And what are some best practices for setting them up, recruiting members and making the time useful? Join Elizabeth Stephens of Columbia Missourian, jesikah maria ross (JMR) of Capital Public Radio, and Kim Bode of News Deeply to find out.
Embarking on a two-year project to cover a public housing neighborhood on the verge of a rebuild, WCPN reporter Justin Glanville and editor Mike McIntyre wanted to avoid reinforcing stereotypes and tropes of both Black and low-income communities. Justin and Laura Fillbach share some lessons learned from his reporting and the resulting podcast “Inside the Bricks: Woodhill Homes.”
There are many benefits of featuring real readers in your reporting, but it can be hard to know where to start. In this lightning chat, we talk about best practices for gathering stories from your audience, how to build trust, and why covering divisive political issues through personal narratives is a good idea.
We chatted with Terry Parris Jr. of ProPublica, Summer Fields of Hearken, and Julia Haslanger of Hearken about hiring for engagement. What should you look for in job candidates? What questions should you ask them? How is hiring for these jobs different from other journalism gigs?
Let’s talk about how to take care of ourselves while balancing a job that’s constantly demanding more, an audience that has plenty to say and a news cycle that won’t stop. Chaseedaw Giles of Kaiser Health News and Melissa Daniels of The Desert Sun will bring tips from their ONA session to this lightning chat.
Frank Mungeam, Chief Innovation Officer with the Local Media Association share key insights from LMA’s inaugural Lab for Journalism Funding, including essential elements of a successful philanthropy pitch, mistakes to avoid, and case study examples from publishers. Larry Lee, CEO of the Sacramento Observer shares his story of fundraising for his family’s historical Black newspaper.