A dynamic group of 130 journalists, researchers, engagement practitioners, and community leaders gathered in May 2017 at the Agora Journalism Center for the Elevate Engagement workshop. Over a four-day journey, participants explored a common goal — envisioning how engaged journalism can help communities thrive. More specifically, how could we take listening, connection, and trust to the next level?
Here’s a summary:
Elevating Engagement – May 2017 from SOJC Agora Journalism Center on Vimeo.
For more about the conference, visit the Elevate Engagement site.
On May 18-21, 2017, a diverse group of 130 journalists, researchers, engagement practitioners, and community leaders gathered at the Agora Journalism Center for Elevate Engagement.
Over a four-day journey, participants explored how engaged journalism can help communities thrive. More specifically, how could we take listening, connection, and trust to the next level?
On the final day, participants identified themes that could support an emerging engaged journalism community of practice to thrive. The result is a proposed foundation for such a community in the form of an Elevate Engagement Manifesto.
Here are other highlights related to the conference:
Can’t make it out to Portland for Elevate Engagement but still want to plug in from a distance? We’ve lined up a few ways to participate both asynchronously or synchronously.
And there will be two distinct sessions that we’ll broadcast live:
Thursday, May 18 at 6 p.m.
Lessons from the Field: Examples of Engaged Journalism – we’ll see some examples of what’s working. Lightning presenters include:
We’ll be broadcasting this session on Facebook Live and Periscope. Watch this page and #pdxEngage17 Thursday afternoon for more details.
Friday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Rebuilding Trust: Truth to Empower – a conversation among practitioner/scholars from different disciplines. Introduction and moderation by Regina Lawrence, UO-SOJC’s Agora Journalism Center. Conversation catalysts include:
We’ll be using an exciting new engagement tool from the creators of Civil Comments: Civil Live. With this new technology, we’ll be able to solicit questions or thoughts from you in advance and in real time. You can join those in the room to upvote the questions and ideas to bring to the conversation. Keep an eye on this page Friday evening.
Journalism That Matters is once again partnering with the Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon to bring together journalists, public engagement practitioners, academics and students, funders, public servants, and other engagement pioneers to consider:
How can the public engage, not as an audience, consumers or marketplace, but as participants, with journalists, in creating civic structures for engagement and storytelling?
In addition, how must news organizations and journalists evolve so they are seen by diverse communities as trustworthy and culturally competent enough to tell their stories?
For more information, visit Elevate Engagement.
Or just register!
Held on October 1-4, 2015 in Portland, Oregon in partnership with the Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication, 100+ people came together to explore what’s possible when journalists and community support each other to thrive.
Graphic recording by Nitya Wakhlu
Thanks to Axiom News for their story on the conference: