Journalism Archive

Diversity Front and Center at The Seattle Times

Newspaper gains sense of being the hub of the community

Keeping diversity of its staff and content front and center in discussions has helped The Seattle Times create more of a sense of “the newspaper as a hub of the community rather than a fortress,” says David Boardman, the paper’s past executive editor.

Global Media Forum Workshop a Unique Community-building Exercise

'Everyone in the workshop was simultaneously a student and a teacher’

A workshop on news organizations as participants in community-building modelled its own message at the Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany last week, by facilitating small group discussions that created deep connections amongst participants.

Multi-platform News Effort an ‘Extraordinary Commitment to the Community’

Community partner applauds newspaper for going beyond traditional reporting

When Jennifer Leonard talks about her first contribution for the Unite Rochester website launch her voice is filled with emotion recalling a reader’s comment.

Global Media Forum Workshop to Explore Applying Community-building Practices

'We think that local information creation needs to be redefined at a very fundamental level'

Chuck Peters is co-facilitating a June 30 workshop at The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum on applying community-building practices to a news media company that will take a different approach.

What’s Possible When We Connect?

Charles Holmes partners with Axiom News to explore threads of relationships and spaces created by them

Spend a little time with Charles Holmes and you quickly discover the power of connecting and community. He is a messenger between worlds and the bridges he creates are built on relationship.

Unite Rochester Seeks to Effect Positive Change

News organization engaging residents, raising awareness of racial inequities

A “Listening Tour” on racial inequity hosted by the Democrat and Chronicle’s editorial board has engaged more than 150 community members and political leaders, and is beginning to lead to direct changes in the community.

Oakland Voices Empowers Citizen Journalism

Project a win-win for news organization and participants, says co-founder

Community members are being trained to produce news for local news organizations through a program sparked by the desire to see the Oakland Tribune do a better job connecting with the community beyond the pages of the paper.

Why Are News Organizations Exploring Community Engagement?

‘Community engagement is critical to today’s reporting’

While news organizations are rooted in the communities they cover, some are seeing a need to go beyond traditional reporting and intentionally engage and connect with citizens on a new level.

Stories Explore News Organizations’ Community Engagement Efforts

Axiom News takes unique approach to sharing narratives

New stories about an American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and Journalism That Matters (JTM) initiative exploring community engagement in news organizations are now appearing twice a week on the project’s Engagement Hub website.

ASNE, Journalism That Matters Partner in Community Engagement Exploration

Engaging with community is ‘the future of journalism’

The American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and Journalism That Matters (JTM) are partnering in an initiative to develop new ways for journalists to engage with their communities and meet news and information needs.