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Community Engagement Models for More Inclusive Journalism

Presented at ONA15
September 23, 2015
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We can build more diverse and inclusive journalism if we engage directly with community members. This interactive session — part discussion, part workshop — will take participants through a design thinking exercise for moving at the “speed of inclusion.” We’ll explore how to represent the full diversity of voices in our communities to make them more present in our reporting. You’ll walk away with an engagement plan for a project that puts community at the core of reporting and learn foundational skills — such as how to map stakeholders — for putting these lessons into action.


Josh Stearns
Director, Journalism & Sustainability
Jennifer Brandel
Founder & CEO, Hearken
Laurenellen McCann
Civic Innovation Fellow, Open Technology Institute at New America Foundation
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