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Reaching Generation Z Beyond the Coasts

Nico Gendron is conducting an information needs assessment of Gen Z teenagers across Mid-Missouri as part of her Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellowship work. She's found that these teens unanimously agreed that they do not see themselves “fairly” represented in the media. 

10 months Ago

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A Year to Embrace Journalism as Public Service

Kevin Douglas Grant looks at projects (including the LPC) that will, in the coming year, bring together newsrooms, facilitators, and funders to forge a framework for revitalizing local news with public service at the center.

10 months Ago

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Photo Camp Puerto Rico: Documenting Recovery With Insight and Empathy

In October 2018, 20 students worked with Internews and National Geographic Photo Camp to create photo stories and essays from four locations in Puerto Rico, a little more than a year after Hurricane Maria.

12 months Ago

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People Powered Fundraising

The Laundromat Project's People Powered Challenge is a yearly peer-to-peer fundraising campaign. While the Challenge only accounts for a small portion of The Laundromat Project's yearly budget, Executive Director Kemi Ilesanmi says that the real value of the challenge is as an opportunity to build community and lay the groundwork for independently sustaining it. 



12 months Ago

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Diaspora Radio

William López is tapping into the diaspora community to sustain community radio in Guatemala. 

about 1 year Ago

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Información Como Ayuda

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Justin Auciello is nurturing the citizen correspondent movement across Puerto Rico. 


about 1 year Ago

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Designing Powerful Public Conversations

jesikah maria ross, Community Engagement Strategist at Capitol Public Radio, shares ten strategies she developed while designing a series of public conversations called "Hunger in the Farm-to-Fork Capital."

about 1 year Ago

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Healthy Engagement at USC Annenberg

Olivia Henry mentors USC Annenberg Health Journalism fellows who have received an additional grant to support collaboration with their communities. Henry works with reporters to develop engagement strategies and implement new tools. She also works to shift reporters’ mentality about their relationship with community members with which they are engaging. Henry shared with us some of the engagement experiments she has worked on with journalists.

about 1 year Ago

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Engagement: Communities and College Students

Last January the University of Oregon’s Engaged Journalism class carried out an information ecosystem assessment of nearby La Pine, Oregon. We were happy to help guide the survey, and even hop on the bus with the Engaged Journalism class for one of their trips. One of the UO students we got to know, Emily Poole, shared these reflections on the process.

about 1 year Ago

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A lesson from Hurricane Maria: Communicate!

One year ago, Hurricane Maria tore into Dominica, causing widespread damage, loss of life, and severe disruption to the country’s communication networks. Local and international responders worked to help around 65,000 people. But how did those people let aid providers know what they needed? When help arrived, did it meet people’s needs? Did Dominicans have a say? 

about 1 year Ago

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Going forward: How ethnic and mainstream media can collaborate in changing communities

“Our audience expects us to be a guide when it comes to issues such as immigration, health, and how, in general, to operate in American society,” says Univision host Jorge Ramos. Check out this article that's part of the American Press Institute’s Strategy Studies series about fostering collaborations between mainstream and ethnic media outlets.

over 1 year Ago

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Old West End Information Needs

Simon Nye is exploring the information ecosystem in his new neighborhood, Toledo's Old West End. We're working with Simon as he partners with local community organizers to lay the ground work for a Listening Post project. 

over 1 year Ago

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Finding the Lost Mothers

We spoke to Listening Post Collective advisory group member Adriana Gallardo about how she and ProPublica uncovered thousands of stories of maternal health across America

over 1 year Ago

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Make Noise Now | Dawaune Hayes | TedxCreightonU

Listening Post Collective project NOISE Omaha is working to "reclaim and inform the narrative of north Omaha." Check out NOISE director Dawaune Hayes' amazing TEDxCreighton talk on how NOISE is using information to disrupt injustice.

over 1 year Ago

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Family-run Eastside newspaper chain closing down after nearly 40 years

Eastern Group Publications, which manages six bilingual newspapers based out of Lincoln Heights, has closed down after four decades. 

almost 2 years Ago

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10 Reasons Why American Trust in the Media Is at an All-Time Low

Knight and Gallup surveyed over 19,000 Americans about trust in media, misinformation, and the role of journalism in Democracy. Here are ten highlights from the findings.  

almost 2 years Ago

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15 ways funders, J-Schools and researchers can better support local journalism

almost 2 years Ago

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What We Learned, and What We’re Doing, after Our Workshop on News, Polarization, and Public Spheres in Kentucky

What types of solutions to political, geographic, and cultural polarization can we find when local journalists, citizens, and nonprofit and university representatives come together?

about 2 years Ago

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Are nonprofit news sites just creating more content for elites who already read a lot of news?

“The potential for nonprofits to offer a radical alternative to commercial media is being lost.”

about 2 years Ago

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Pubmedia must open gates to makers who push boundaries

Adriana Gallardo lays out three problems that are keeping public media from fulfilling its mission to create “programming that involves creative risks and that addresses the needs of unserved and underserved audiences, particularly children and minorities."

about 2 years Ago

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Saigon-Houston Radio: Our Community Rescued Itself When Harvey Came

For the Houston's nearly 40,000 Vietnamese residents, and for many more in Greater Houston, Saigon Radio is a central hub for news and information and is now playing a central role in helping to direct rescue efforts amid the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

about 2 years Ago

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Texas will need great regional reporting for months and years. Can we muster a cavalry?

The news out of Texas shows how journalism stands out in crisis, when reliable information is essential and when people producing the news are living the same story as the people who need it.

about 2 years Ago

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HuffPost is taking its reporters on a “listening tour,” seeking stories, new readers, data, and solidarity

HuffPost is taking its show on the road starting this month, with a bus tour of 25 cities across the U.S. In each city, HuffPost staff will pull in with a fully outfitted bus and interview residents about what’s been on their minds.

about 2 years Ago

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Student Journalists Are Our Future – We Should Start Treating Them Like It

Student journalists are the next generation, and they’ve been picking up the slack of gutted local newsrooms and indifferent national outlets.

about 2 years Ago

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Taking the Internet Off the Internet to Reach Offline Audiences

Madeleine Bair chats with Nigel Mugamu, founder of 263Chat, a media outlet that uses Twitter conversations, WhatsApp groups, and videos to engage Zimbabweans in conversations about national affairs, about how he plans to take these conversations offline to reach communities without internet access. 

about 2 years Ago

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Puerto Rico's 'Singing Newspapers' Tell A Story Of Resilience

Plenas are sometimes known as "singing newspapers," giving the latest updates on what people are feeling and the news of the day. 

about 2 years Ago

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Former NBC reporter on becoming Lyft driver: ‘I’m doing my dream job’

Anthony Ponce left his job as an NBC reporter to start a podcast out of his Lyft car. Each episode is centered around conversations sparked by thought-provoking question of the week such as: “Do you believe in signs?” and “What keeps you up at night?”

over 2 years Ago

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Saving Journalism: What Big Media Can Learn from Non-profits

For the traditional media industry looking to survive in the digital world, it can look at the nonprofit world for new solutions, according to Sam Ford and Jeff Pundyk, authors of this opinion piece. For-profit media companies can learn from them — if they are willing to collaborate in unconventional ways.

over 2 years Ago

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Pushing messaging platforms beyond their boundaries

Check out some of the creative ways news and other organizations have used SMS and messaging platforms, with some ideas for how we could extend these mediums even further. Listening Post NOLA at WWNO gets a shout! 

over 2 years Ago

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The News Deserts in Immigrant Communities

Madeleine Bair asks, "How can we create a media ecosystem that better serves today’s America — a country where immigrants and their U.S.-born children make up more than one-quarter of the overall population?" 

over 2 years Ago

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How news partnerships work: Commercial and nonprofit newsrooms can work together to benefit and change journalism

What makes commercial-nonprofit partnerships successful? Can they be replicated? What kind of planning do they require? How do you keep everyone happy? And how are collaborations like this changing how we do journalism?

over 2 years Ago

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What is "Postcard Journalism"?

East Boston, Nuestra Casa is "a hybrid project between journalism and activism: It seeks to mitigate the anxiety caused by the housing crisis with useful information for the affected community."

over 2 years Ago

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Investing in Our Documenters = Investing in Our Community

On June 22, City Bureau was awarded a $50,000 prototype grant from Democracy Fund and the Knight Foundation — here’s what they plan to do next.

over 2 years Ago

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