The Recording Inclusivity Initiative (RII) from All Classical Portland is a project that addresses the gap of classical compositions written by composers from communities historically excluded in classical music. This initiative prioritizes compositions that have never been professionally recorded.
Topic: Teaching and Learning
Toward an Antiracist Journalism Education
This Engaged Journalism Exchange AEJMC pre-conference session explored where efforts seeking to push toward antiracist journalism have the potential to collide—in journalism education classrooms and beyond.
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.
College Pathways: How Students Helped Build A New Education Beat
Lessons learned in designing a brand-new education beat that covers how and why different students make it to college, or don’t make it, and the obstacles they face along the way.
In Conversation with Andrea Wenzel & her book
In this slightly different Lightning Chat, Andrew DeVigal talked with Andrea Wenzel about her book “Community-Centered Journalism: Engaging People, Exploring Solutions, and Building Trust.” In the book, Andrea “models new practices of community-centered journalism that build trust across boundaries of politics, race, and class, and prioritize solutions while engaging the full range of local stakeholders.”
Three tools for journalists to explore systems change
Kayla Christopherson and Cole Goins (The New School’s Journalism + Design program) guide us through three powerful exercises from their systems thinking toolkit, and Yvonne Wenger of the Baltimore Sun shares a practical take on how each exercise deepened her reporting process.
JMR’s Participatory Journalism Playbook
This playbook by jesikah maria ross is a guide to participatory journalism. The playbook is intended to help you select and develop stories in conversation with the communities most affected by a certain issue; design a reporting process that generates understanding, connection, and trust; and strengthen existing networks and forge new alliances that build community resilience beyond reporting.
Systems Thinking For Journalists
Journalism + Design has developed a suite of systems thinking tools for journalists to focus their reporting on the underlying causes of complex problems: the policies, power dynamics, and beliefs fueling systems that actively harm, marginalize, or benefit specific people. By expanding our lens beyond individual events and outcomes, journalists can hold entire systems accountable, rather than just the symptoms they produce.
3rd open chat on COVID-19
In the third open COVID-19 chat hosted by Joy Mayer, participants discussed one process for virtual events, how higher-ups need to set the tone for supporting staff right now, how journalists are taking on responsibilities not traditionally part of the job, and more.
2nd open chat on COVID-19
In the second open COVID-19 chat hosted by Joy Mayer, participants discussed dealing with the Q&A firehose, creative ways to connect with and serve your communities, and more.
1st open chat on COVID-19
In the first open COVID-19 chat hosted by Joy Mayer, participants discussed best practices for reporting in a rapidly-changing situation, creative ways to rework standard coverage categories, pivoting from IRL engagement to virtual community engagement, and more.
Why the Civic Info Consortium is Such a Huge Deal
In 2018, New Jersey created the Civic Information Consortium, a first-of-its-kind nonprofit with the mission of strengthening local-news coverage and boosting civic engagement in communities across the state. Free Press Action conceived of the Civic Info Bill, which created the consortium and is now serving as a model for other states that are seeking to give people the news and information they need.