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.GET IN TOUCH
The Richland Source spent a year reporting on infant mortality as part of their Healing Hope project. The reporting culminated in a community baby shower hosted in the Richland Source newsroom. 500 people, 200 of them mothers, showed up to the event where they could get important information on infant and parental health and mingle with other parents and community organizations. The Listening Post Collective worked with the Richland Source to develop engagement strategies, craft questions, and construct a Listening Post that was set up at the baby shower. Over 100 mothers left responses with the Listening Post throughout the event.