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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

Tijuana, MX

Focus

El Migrante, a project of Internews’ Listening Post Collective, works on the border to report needed, hard-to-find information for migrants. The ever-changing immigration situation in Central America, Mexico, and the U.S. is complicated. While the issue is heavily reported on in the US, migrants themselves urgently need timely news and information.


People are weighing the decision to leave their homes and migrate based on hearsay from friends and family members. They are often basing this life-altering move on misinformation, rumors, or insufficient information. Many arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border unprepared for the legal and logistical situation ahead.


The Listening Post Collective, a project of Internews, launched El Migrante to fill the information void. El Migrante started with an information needs survey of hundreds of people in Tijuana, to learn what kind of information is most useful, what questions people have, and the best platforms to share answers, news and information.


In January 2019 we began disseminating a printed weekly news bulletin to shelters and migrant resource organizations, sharing a digital version of our weekly bulletin via a WhatsApp group for migrants where we also answer daily questions, and creating an audio podcast version for those with literacy issues. We have produced 19 newsletters and podcast episodes and distributed more than 10,000 printed newsletters.



Based on interviews and feedback with migrants, El Migrante produces targeted news and information, delivered in print, on WhatsApp, and as a podcast. In its pilot phase, El Migrante has reached thousands of migrants with crucial news related to their questions and information needs at the border including:


  • Safe shelters and housing
  • Employment opportunities in Mexico
  • Changes in asylum and migration processes
  • Connections to aid and legal support organizations

As for how people are using El Migrante, one woman at a shelter in Mexicali read a story in the bulletin that helped her find a safer place to stay in Tijuana that catered to women and children. Another migrant tipped off El Migrante that the operators of a large shelter in Tijuana were planning to close it down, enabling us to push for clarity on that situation and provide people an adequate amount of time to transition to a new living space. A Honduran migrant with a Mexican work permit contacted us to find out whether employers could legally reject him for being a foreigner. We brought his question to a local official and were able to report that no employers doing this were in in violation of Mexican labor laws.


Location

Tijuana, MX

Focus

El Migrante, a project of Internews’ Listening Post Collective, works on the border to report needed, hard-to-find information for migrants. The ever-changing immigration situation in Central America, Mexico, and the U.S. is complicated. While the issue is heavily reported on in the US, migrants themselves urgently need timely news and information.


People are weighing the decision to leave their homes and migrate based on hearsay from friends and family members. They are often basing this life-altering move on misinformation, rumors, or insufficient information. Many arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border unprepared for the legal and logistical situation ahead.


The Listening Post Collective, a project of Internews, launched El Migrante to fill the information void. El Migrante started with an information needs survey of hundreds of people in Tijuana, to learn what kind of information is most useful, what questions people have, and the best platforms to share answers, news and information.


In January 2019 we began disseminating a printed weekly news bulletin to shelters and migrant resource organizations, sharing a digital version of our weekly bulletin via a WhatsApp group for migrants where we also answer daily questions, and creating an audio podcast version for those with literacy issues. We have produced 19 newsletters and podcast episodes and distributed more than 10,000 printed newsletters.



Based on interviews and feedback with migrants, El Migrante produces targeted news and information, delivered in print, on WhatsApp, and as a podcast. In its pilot phase, El Migrante has reached thousands of migrants with crucial news related to their questions and information needs at the border including:


  • Safe shelters and housing
  • Employment opportunities in Mexico
  • Changes in asylum and migration processes
  • Connections to aid and legal support organizations

As for how people are using El Migrante, one woman at a shelter in Mexicali read a story in the bulletin that helped her find a safer place to stay in Tijuana that catered to women and children. Another migrant tipped off El Migrante that the operators of a large shelter in Tijuana were planning to close it down, enabling us to push for clarity on that situation and provide people an adequate amount of time to transition to a new living space. A Honduran migrant with a Mexican work permit contacted us to find out whether employers could legally reject him for being a foreigner. We brought his question to a local official and were able to report that no employers doing this were in in violation of Mexican labor laws.


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