Rituals are the superglue of communities in most cultures. In a time when Journalism is reimagining its relationship with the communities it serves, rituals can be a useful referent.
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 in engaged journalism have much to learn from other communities of practice. Fiona Morgan, July’s Gather Guest Curator, produced and hosted this conversation with fellow members of our civic infrastructure.
Learn how to build reciprocal relationships with communities so your newsroom can truly serve local needs. Alicia Bell and Mike Rispoli will take you through their methodology, using grassroots organizing techniques to develop community leadership and share power.
Curated and led by June’s Gather Guest Curator, Simon Galperin brought together community media leaders from New Orleans, Atlanta, and Cleveland to share lessons in working with community members to produce journalism.
Long Beach Post’s Stephanie Rivera and The Oaklandside’s Cole Goins share lessons learned from their experiences enlisting community editorial and advisory boards to inform and deepen newsroom coverage.
Watch the Chicago Documenters Team members India Daniels, Nalani Saito, Natalie Frazier and Max Resnik in conversation with host Becca Aaronson from the News Product Alliance about centering community in product development.
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 three finalists for the 2021 OJA/Gather Award in Engaged Journalism in the Overall Excellence category, including The New York Times, Arizona Daily Star, Anchorage Daily News, and ProPublica, offer lessons learned from their community-engagement projects.
Learn how Bridget Thoreson of INN, Katherine Nagasawa and Jennifer Hack Wolf applied this simple exercise to their own reporting at WBEZ in Chicago and The Beacon in Kansas City after participating in a Hearken-led training through Election SOS in 2020.
City Bureau, a digital startup on the South Side of Chicago, has been attracting attention and funding for bringing “journalists and communities together in a collaborative spirit to produce media that is impactful, equitable and responsive to the public.” Co-founder Darryl Holliday explains City Bureau’s innovative model for participatory reporting and accountability journalism.
How do we amplify the power that communities hold through journalism collaboration? This important conversation discusses how to strategize and re-imagine the relationships journalists build with the public we serve.