In working with the various communities along the Jersey Shore, one pervasive issue that I've come across how to successfully navigate privacy. For example, when I posted signs up around one local town, I heard comments about it being "a lawsuit waiting to happen" and asking why someone would text in to a random number they saw on a telephone pole. So, when considering outreach, I learned that I need to also consider the privacy of the people that I'm reaching out. I've found that members of my local communities often feel more comfortable speaking in person or commenting on Facebook, where there's a degree of trust between two people (or organization and person) that they know exist. Has anyone else dealt with a similar situation around privacy? What strategies have worked for you?
– Kelly Schott, Jersey Shore Hurricane News Network