In this Lightning Chat, we hear from great minds researching polarization in our country and local journalists putting their research into practice in their own towns.
How the Voice of San Diego began Politifest, its Yearly Local Politics Engagement Initiative
Voice of San Diego launched Politifest to showcase debates, panel discussions and Q&As with local political experts and community leaders.
The Citizens’ Agenda for Election Coverage
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.
Reimagining Journalism In a Post-Truth World
In a world of “alternative facts” and “post-truth” politics, producing public-interest journalism is more important than ever—but also more complex. This book examines how journalism is evolving to meet the demands of the digital media ecosystem, where lies often spread faster than truth, and where modern news consumers increasingly expect journalism to be a conversation, not a lecture.
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.