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?
Hiring for Engagement
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?
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?
We chatted about teaching engagement. How is engagement being taught to journalism students, and how SHOULD it be taught? Everyone’s welcome to this conversation with Lori Shontz, Joy Mayer and other educators.
ONA Engagement Highlights
Do you have takeaways to share from the Online News Association conference? Or are you dying to hear what your engagement colleagues learned? Join us for a super quick rundown of some highlights hosted by Joy Mayer.
Engagement at the Texas Tribune
We talked engagement at the Texas Tribune. Alex Samuels, community reporter, talked about how the Texas Tribune works to engage its statewide audience around government, policy and politics.
Civic Communications Framework
Peggy Holman, Michelle Ferrier and their Journalism That Matters colleagues hosted a chat on how journalism and communications ecosystems can support communities and democracy to thrive and build resilience. Take a look at their report for background.
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!
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
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.
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.
A Guide on Hosting Community Conversations
We chatted about a guide for journalists about how to host community conversations, hosted by Andrew Rockway and Joy Mayer.