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Community media engagement projects look slightly different in each town or neighborhood, but they share a common purpose: to revitalize or create conversation between local media, civil society, and citizens; to connect people with each other and with sources of information and action on local issues; and to give people a voice in the issues that matter to them in their communities.

We're working with some great partners around the country who wanted to use our Listening Post umbrella as a way to start and sustain their work. If you'd like to learn more about a formal partnership, let us know. It's not a prerequisite for using our site or collaborating with us.

See how our partner projects are progressing below:

Let us know how you're using the playbook, or if you'd like us to add something. We're always up for some feedback!

And, send us a paragraph about yourself and your work, and what kind of media engagement project you have or would like to build. We'd love to be in touch.


Champaign, Illinois


Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting


The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting is seeking to bring more diverse perspectives and experiences into its stories from the Heartland through Listening Posts. Their goal is to open lines of communication between urban communities, rural farming towns, and the newsroom, and to empower people to ask questions that will inform the center's investigate journalism into Big Agriculture. The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting Listening Post project is led by Anna Casey, who is at the center through Illinois Humanities' yearlong Engagement Fellowship. 


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