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All Digitocracy: Five Ways Ferguson has changed journalism for the better

By Peggy Holman Thoughtful piece by Tracie Powell identifying five ways in which journalism is more diverse and comprehensive as a result of what happened in Ferguson.  In short: Increased media attention on matters important to communities of color Boosted appreciation for citizen journalism Lifted the veil on stereotypes Caused news organizations to examine the … Continue reading All Digitocracy: Five Ways Ferguson has changed journalism for the better

Engage 1.6: A newsletter by Journalism that Matters and the Engagement Hub

By Josh Wolf Welcome to Engage, a newsletter for the communities of Journalism that Matters and the Engagement Hub. Engage offers a quick look at the week in journalism with a focus on diversity and exploring what’s working in today’s news ecology.  A survey on Engagement We are working to define essential skills and cultural norms for community … Continue reading Engage 1.6: A newsletter by Journalism that Matters and the Engagement Hub

What do journalists and editors want to learn about engagement?

By Jacob Caggiano For journalism to evolve, community engagement is key. The news cycle is no longer controlled by the industry. They may still break stories, but the public sets the tone and decides how long, how deep, and how intensely we talk about our most pressing issues. We are working to define essential skills … Continue reading What do journalists and editors want to learn about engagement?

Seattle Times: Books on Race and Police in the U.S.

Posted by Peggy Holman Thanks to the Seattle Times for posting a reading list for Ferguson discussions. Among their suggestions: Riot and Remembrance: America’s Worst Race Riot and Its Legacy by James Hirsch The Burning: Massacre, Destruction, and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 by Tim Madigan Twilight: Los Angeles 1992, based on Anna Deavere … Continue reading Seattle Times: Books on Race and Police in the U.S.

St. Louis Public Radio To Host #BeyondFerguson Community Discussion With NPR’s Michel Martin

See our coverage on how the event’s success and how it came together Join St. Louis Public Radio and community leaders for a conversation about race, law enforcement and more. WHO: A panel of local community leaders: NPR host Michel Martin Daniel Isom, professor of policing and the community at UMSL and retired St. Louis police … Continue reading St. Louis Public Radio To Host #BeyondFerguson Community Discussion With NPR’s Michel Martin

Huffington Post is crowdfunding a reporter

By Mike Fancher The Huffington Post is using crowdfunding to pay for a fellowship to hire and train a community journalist in Ferguson. The project raises many questions but it breaks ground in terms of funding and coverage. Here is HuffPo’s explanation and an interview with the fellowship reporter, a 23-year-old freelance journalist and recent … Continue reading Huffington Post is crowdfunding a reporter

Engage 1.5: A newsletter by Journalism that Matters and the Engagement Hub

By Josh Wolf Welcome to Engage, a newsletter for the communities of Journalism that Matters and the Engagement Hub. Engage offers a quick look at the week in journalism with a focus on diversity and exploring what’s working in today’s news ecology. Engagement Local newsrooms as participatory journalism labs (The Local News Lab) What does it mean to … Continue reading Engage 1.5: A newsletter by Journalism that Matters and the Engagement Hub

Introducing Grande Lum and his work at the US Dept of Justice’s Community Relations Service

 Another contribution from Sandy Heierbacher, Executive Director, National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation is an introduction to Grande Lum, Director of the Community Relations Service (CRS) for the Department of Justice, and their work. CRS delivers four services: mediation of disputes, facilitation of dialogue, training, and consulting. Their resource center has a number of useful … Continue reading Introducing Grande Lum and his work at the US Dept of Justice’s Community Relations Service

Top #NCDD Resources for Addressing Racial Conflict & Inequality

By Peggy Holman Thanks to Sandy Heierbacher, Executive Director of the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation for gathering resources for dialogue. They include a number of discussion guides: Racial and Ethnic Tensions: What Should We Do? (NIF Issue Guide) Crime & Punishment: Imagining a Safer Future for All (IF Discussion Guide) Community Dialogue Guide (US … Continue reading Top #NCDD Resources for Addressing Racial Conflict & Inequality