VIDEO: How can journalists build community?

By Jennifer Neutel Participants at a Global Media Forum workshop experienced a community-building exercise that drew them into deep discussions in groups of three. The five workshop facilitators, which included The Gazette Company CEO and president Chuck Peters, wanted participants to experience a community-building exercise that could be mirrored in their own communities. “I could … Continue reading VIDEO: How can journalists build community?

Canadian radio journalist launches program to feature local immigrants

 By Jennifer Neutel Canadian radio journalist Leah Shaw is launching a new program that will feature the individual stories of immigrants living in her hometown of Salmon Arm, British Columbia. The goal is to provide a more multifaceted perspective of the community of 17,000 and help people better understand the “richness of individuals” who live … Continue reading Canadian radio journalist launches program to feature local immigrants

Oakland Voices empowers citizen journalism

By Jennifer Neutel Project a win-win for news organization and participants, says co-founder Community members are being trained to produce news for local news organizations through a program sparked by the desire to see the Oakland Tribune do a better job connecting with the community beyond the pages of the paper. The program, Oakland Voices, … Continue reading Oakland Voices empowers citizen journalism

Why are news organizations exploring community engagement?

By Jennifer Neutel ‘Community engagement is critical to today’s reporting’ While news organizations are rooted in the communities they cover, some are seeing a need to go beyond traditional reporting and intentionally engage and connect with citizens on a new level. An American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and Journalism That Matters project is exploring … Continue reading Why are news organizations exploring community engagement?