ONA Weekly #501: Field Canvassing For Journalists

By on February 28, 2024

Field canvassing for journalists

Borderless Magazine focuses on immigrant stories and information needs in Chicago, and 45% of its online readership accesses the coverage in Spanish (every story is published in English and Spanish). In 2023, Borderless was honored with the OJAs’ Gather Award in Community-Centered Journalism, Micro/Small Newsroom, for their use of organizing techniques like canvassing to better serve their Spanish language audience. Take a peek behind the scenes of this award-winning effort.

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