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:
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The Star Tribune
The Minneapolis Star Tribune got a grant from the Solutions Journalism Network to expand reporting on the large local Somali immigrant population in the Twin Cities. As part of this work, the newspaper began to develop some engagement strategies to better communicate with the Somali community, and give them some new avenues to contribute their own perspectives on a range of topics. These strategies have included bringing a Listening Post recording device to cafe’s and other public spaces in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood, the heart of the Somali community in Minneapolis.
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