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.
KQED’s three-phase research project revealed many of the core principles of community-centered journalism — people want to see news coverage and programming that is empowering, inspiring and demonstrates an understanding of cultural heritage.
In a follow-up to this Ecosystems Toolkit, the author Fiona Morgan shares lessons from how she and others undertook aspects of news ecosystem assessments during the pandemic, and how this listening was itself an investment in communities. Via: How to listen during a pandemic and other lessons from recent local news ecosystem research.
The seven members, one for each Oakland district, will be reading the organization’s stories and giving feedback to ensure they stay true to their founding values. This paid group of community advisors is the heart of The Oaklandside’s Mission Metric initiative.
The Discourse is building a new kind of journalism from the ground up: community-powered journalism that genuinely reflects all of us. But what does that actually mean? These 10 principles guide their editorial and business decisions.
Community editorial boards or advisory boards are one way to start your journalism from a place of listening. Depending on the board’s makeup and recruitment processes, they can point you toward stories that have gone uncovered and people whose information needs are not being met. And they can help you repair relationships with groups that are often marginalized or misrepresented by the news media.
Local Voices Network hosted dozens of small group community conversations utilizing Zoom working with news organizations across the country to host larger town hall meetings and more focused topical small group conversations. This guide helps to think through these digital gatherings, from the more significant philosophical questions to the nitty-gritty of the tech.