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?
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 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
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?