Jackie Hai, KJZZ Phoenix Digital Media Editor and Journalism That Matters director, shared a pitch deck she created to make the case for engagement in newsrooms. You are welcome to download a PowerPoint version to modify and use under a Creative Commons license. Both versions have annotations explaining each slide — in the presenter notes in the PowerPoint and on a comment layer in the top left corner of the PDF.
The presentation gives an overview of what engagement means and provides examples of different types of engagement along with case studies from the field. It ends with a mini World Cafe for the group, to give your own organizations a preview of what an engagement experience can be like.
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?
Michelle Ferrier, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and Journalism That Matters board president
Linda Miller – Director of Network Journalism & Inclusion, American Public Media Group and Journalism That Matters board member
Chris Faraone – Co-Founder of the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism
Christa Case Bryant – Politics Editor for the Christian Science Monitor
Ellen Mayer – Community Manager, Hearken
The panel was distinctive for a couple reasons:
Based on the feedback we got, it shifted attitudes among civic engagement practitioners from “how do I get journalists to cover my work?” to “how can I partner with journalists in doing my civic engagement work?”
Rather than being just information-out with an anemic Q&A, this panel successfully became a conversation in the room about what’s possible when journalists and civic engagement practitioners work together.