Kristine Lois Villanueva knew she wanted to create a project examining the rise in COVID-19 related anti-Asian hate from a national perspective, but finding ways to bring in engagement was a constantly moving target. Join this chat to learn about how Kristine made strategic decisions when challenges arose, and how the project was cited in legislation from the local to national levels.
From the ground up or within existing roles, how do new and growing news organizations build an engagement/audience team? What roles do you prioritize, and when? How do managers and companies continue to grow their audience/engagement folks where they are, even if there isn’t yet a career ladder for them?
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.