By Jennifer Neutel Changing demographics need to be reflected in news organizations The efforts happening in journalism to embrace diversity are not unique to the field and there are business reasons why the issue is pressing, says Roberto Quiñones. Quiñones, executive director of UNITY: Journalists for Diversity, says a variety of fields including government, foundations, non-profits … Continue reading ‘There is a business case’ for diversity in media: Roberto Quiñones
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
By Jennifer Neutel Skills gained via program ‘invaluable’: Katherine Brown Katherine Brown says her Oakland Voices experience enabled a shift in her thinking around finding opportunities for positive relationships with the media in her public health sector work. Oakland Voices is a nine-month program that trains community members to produce news content for local news … Continue reading Oakland Voices grad applies learning to her health sector job
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?