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MEET OUR LISTENING POST COLLECTIVE MEMBERS

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.

Learn more about Listening Post Collective Members below:

Learn more about Listening Post Collective Members below:

Location

Oakland

Focus

El Tímpano—Spanish for “eardrum”—informs, empowers, and amplifies the voices of Oakland’s Latino immigrant community. Through innovative approaches to journalism and civic engagement, El Tímpano surfaces Latino immigrants’ stories, questions, and concerns on local and national issues, and provides information relevant to their needs. 


El Tímpano’s methods of civic engagement include a community microphone that travels the streets, libraries, churches, and laundromats of East Oakland to gather residents’ stories on pressing issues, and an SMS-based reporting platform to facilitate conversation and provide timely information. Through community-driven approaches that leverage the tools and assets of Oakland’s Latino immigrants, El Tímpano seeks to foster dialogue, engagement, and political empowerment among this community. 


El Tímpano launched with a 9-month collaborative research process in 2017 and a pilot one-month conversation on the issue of housing in the spring of 2018. It is a fiscally sponsored project of Independent Arts & Media. 


Location

Oakland

Focus

El Tímpano—Spanish for “eardrum”—informs, empowers, and amplifies the voices of Oakland’s Latino immigrant community. Through innovative approaches to journalism and civic engagement, El Tímpano surfaces Latino immigrants’ stories, questions, and concerns on local and national issues, and provides information relevant to their needs. 


El Tímpano’s methods of civic engagement include a community microphone that travels the streets, libraries, churches, and laundromats of East Oakland to gather residents’ stories on pressing issues, and an SMS-based reporting platform to facilitate conversation and provide timely information. Through community-driven approaches that leverage the tools and assets of Oakland’s Latino immigrants, El Tímpano seeks to foster dialogue, engagement, and political empowerment among this community. 


El Tímpano launched with a 9-month collaborative research process in 2017 and a pilot one-month conversation on the issue of housing in the spring of 2018. It is a fiscally sponsored project of Independent Arts & Media. 


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