By Jacob Caggiano Updated 9/5/14 11:28 PDT with correction: the original story misstated that Mayor Knowles admitted wrongdoing on the handling of Brown’s body. The sentence has been changed to state that it was Isom who challenged the mayor’s explanation. Community upheaval is a big process. Especially when it involves violence, looting, tear gas, rubber … Continue reading How St. Louis Public Radio pulled off an amazing #BeyondFerguson event
Category: Lessons from Ferguson on Engagement
Seattle Times: Young pair practice essence of citizenship
Posted by Peggy Holman Thanks Jerry Large for your story of two young people convening conversations to “let people have their say.” Moved to do something, Chelsae Adams and Bobby Alexander have created an organization, held two meetings so far and are considering what’s next.
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
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
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
Links to Ferguson coverage
By Josh Wolf The Engagement Hub has been collecting links that exploring how various news outlets are approaching community engagement following the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Saint Louis area news leaders share their experiences with Poynter Brian Thouvenot, news director of KMOV-TV Gilbert Bailon, editor-in-chief of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Joe … Continue reading Links to Ferguson coverage
How St. Louis Public Radio uses community voices to steer their Ferguson coverage
By Jacob Caggiano The story of Michael Brown’s death and subsequent headlines of rioting, tear gas, looting, and arrests have grabbed national and international attention. Journalists have become part of the story too, with the tear gassing of Al-Jazeera English, and the arrests of at least 8 reporters and photographers. There’s a difference between covering … Continue reading How St. Louis Public Radio uses community voices to steer their Ferguson coverage