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.
Topic: Community Participation
Public access television channels are an untapped resource for building local journalism
Instead of letting public access channels wither due to commercial market fluctuations, we should publicly fund and expand the precious communication infrastructure that access media offers.
Launching a community-powered news product – The Chicago Documenters Newswire
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.
2021 OJA/Gather Award in Engaged Journalism – Micro/Small Newsrooms
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.
How the Long Beach Post’s community editorial board provides more than opinion
The Community Editorial Board comprises seven members of the Long Beach community from different life journeys, different parts of the city and different socio-economic experiences. The board writes on issues and subjects in which it has a personal interest, experience or expertise.
2021 OJA/Gather Award in Engaged Journalism – Overall Excellence
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.
Network mapping: Steal this marketing strategy to design your engagement outreach
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.
Building healthy membership communities: Lessons from newsrooms around the world
This report studied four newsrooms from around the world – the Honolulu Civil Beat, Krautreporter, The News Minute, and Tortoise – who have cultivated strong communities among their members. The report offers takeaways and lessons that can help other newsrooms interested in a community-building approach to membership.
How Civility Tennessee is Bringing Tennesseans Together in Conversation
Started in 2018 as a response to the growing polarization in the U.S., Civility Tennessee is a campaign “that seeks to model, promote and encourage civil discourse on issues of the day.”
How WFAE expands learning and engagement to a wider audience through Podcasting 101 & the Queen City PodQuest Academy programs
Building off the immense interest in podcasting and the success of the Queen City PodQuest, WFAE collaborated with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library to host free “Podcasting 101” workshops that focused on the fundamentals of podcasting.
How Ideastream Built Trust with the Woodhill Homes Community and Brought Awareness to a Larger Audience
To increase awareness and understanding of Woodhill, create feelings of empowerment and “voice” among its residents, and create social connections between them, Ideastream Public Media launched Inside the Bricks: Woodhill Homes.
Dialogue – community-inform newsroom style guide
Launched in May 2021, Dialogue is an initiative from Southern California Public Radio to redesign its style guide informed by the desires of our communities and staff. Before this guide, LAist/KPCC used the Associated Press Stylebook (a style guide commonly followed by American newsrooms). Via: How KPCC/LAist made its style guide more inclusive to build trust — in and out of the newsroom.