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MEET OUR LISTENING POST COLLECTIVE MEMBERS

The Listening Post Collective is a vibrant and collaborative network of partners across the US. The Listening Post team focuses on two things.

Supporting our members

We help establish projects and mentor local media working in communities that have news and information gaps. We provide funding, help conduct local research, and offer project support and coaching to local actors who seek to expand their community’s voice in media and make sure residents are better informed.

Sharing and learning

Through our playbook, newsletters and our toolkit, we share our strategies with a community of reporting outlets, journalism schools, and engaged journalism projects around the US. We also seek to learn from that same cohort, and collaboratively explore sustainability, reach, representation, and impact of local journalism.

Meet members of the LPC Collective below:

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HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

Interested in conducting an Information Ecosystem Assessment in your community?

Want to host an engagement workshop for your newsroom or need mentoring for an ongoing project?

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Learn more about Listening Post Collective Members below:

Location

New Orleans

Focus

The namesake of the Listening Post Collective, Listening Post New Orleans, was established by Internews in 2013. The Listening Post New Orleans project started with an information ecosystem assessment of the communities and neighborhoods left out of the city’s post-Katrina development. Partnering with WWNO, the local public radio affiliate, the project began to give residents in those areas opportunities to get news you can use via cell-phone, and also record reflections on issue-focused questions at stand-alone recording devices set up in libraries, community centers, and local businesses. The community conversations created through the Listening Post project were regularly shared through local media partners including WWNO, WBOK and others.


The creative engagement strategies and the core principle of "listening first" put the Listening Post New Orleans on the map. This original pilot program is what inspired the creation of the Listening Post Collective.


Listening Post Collective is now continuing this work through our partner Lede New Orleans. Lede is committed to bringing young adults, journalists, and tool sets together to report stories that are engaging to their local communities. This nonprofit prepares young narrators to drive change in their community through storytelling.  


Lede is working with the Listening Post Collective to close the gap between Black, Latinx, and Asian residents who are experiencing information poverty and inequality and to provide an avenue for young Black, Latinx, and Asian residents who want to share their stories and create media and journalism that is reflective of their lived experiences and of their communities. This partnership was established to inspire these narratives and to elevate the voices of young people of color in media.

Location

New Orleans

Focus

The namesake of the Listening Post Collective, Listening Post New Orleans, was established by Internews in 2013. The Listening Post New Orleans project started with an information ecosystem assessment of the communities and neighborhoods left out of the city’s post-Katrina development. Partnering with WWNO, the local public radio affiliate, the project began to give residents in those areas opportunities to get news you can use via cell-phone, and also record reflections on issue-focused questions at stand-alone recording devices set up in libraries, community centers, and local businesses. The community conversations created through the Listening Post project were regularly shared through local media partners including WWNO, WBOK and others.


The creative engagement strategies and the core principle of "listening first" put the Listening Post New Orleans on the map. This original pilot program is what inspired the creation of the Listening Post Collective.


Listening Post Collective is now continuing this work through our partner Lede New Orleans. Lede is committed to bringing young adults, journalists, and tool sets together to report stories that are engaging to their local communities. This nonprofit prepares young narrators to drive change in their community through storytelling.  


Lede is working with the Listening Post Collective to close the gap between Black, Latinx, and Asian residents who are experiencing information poverty and inequality and to provide an avenue for young Black, Latinx, and Asian residents who want to share their stories and create media and journalism that is reflective of their lived experiences and of their communities. This partnership was established to inspire these narratives and to elevate the voices of young people of color in media.

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