Session looks to inspire, connect editors around community engagement

By Jennifer Neutel ASNE, Journalism That Matters project will share insights, invite others to get involved As news editors from across the country convene next week, those involved in hosting a session on Growing Audience through Engaging Communities hope to see attendees inspired by experiments from their colleagues and motivated to try new ways of … Continue reading Session looks to inspire, connect editors around community engagement

Community correspondents look to continue providing a voice

By Jennifer Neutel ‘We know there are a lot of stories that go untold’ As the new cohort of Oakland Voices, a nine-month program that aims to put the power of storytelling in the hands of East Oakland, Calif. residents, gets started correspondents are already looking at how they can continue to utilize the skills … Continue reading Community correspondents look to continue providing a voice

Small news org engages community in live event to ‘hack’ San Francisco’s housing crisis

A live conference on San Francisco’s housing crisis has generated so many ideas for solutions from the community that a key organizer, the San Francisco Public Press, has decided to make this topic a focus coverage area for the foreseeable future. The San Francisco Public Press is a small non-profit public interest news agency largely … Continue reading Small news org engages community in live event to ‘hack’ San Francisco’s housing crisis

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?

Global Media Forum workshop a unique community-building exercise

By Jennifer Neutel ‘Everyone in the workshop was simultaneously a student and a teacher’ A workshop on news organizations as participants in community-building modelled its own message at the Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany June 30, by facilitating small group discussions that created deep connections amongst participants. Each of the five facilitators in the … Continue reading Global Media Forum workshop a unique community-building exercise

Newspaper and coalition bringing information, energy to racial equity

By Jennifer Neutel ‘We are having the kinds of conversations that we dreamed of having’ When Kate Bennett was on the golf course last week, a woman asked what she can do to help Rochester’s effort to create awareness and positive dialogue around racial inequity. “Not a day goes by when I’m not talking about … Continue reading Newspaper and coalition bringing information, energy to racial equity

Oakland resident gains confidence, skills through journalism training

By Jennifer Neutel Voices participant says experience a high point  Since participating in a program that trains citizens to produce community journalism, Ronald Owens says he feels more confident to interview people and write a publishable story. Owens participated in the 2012 Oakland Voices class, a program run by the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism … Continue reading Oakland resident gains confidence, skills through journalism training

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?