Local journalism should be about helping citizens address issues and helping communities solve problems, but these are challenging times for journalism at all levels. If your newsroom isn’t in a state of re-invention, it probably needs to be. Technology, business concerns, the fast-changing media environment and a more challenging political and government landscape all make it more important than ever to be nimble, knowledgeable and adaptable. Here’s an opportunity to work on that.
The Solutions Journalism Network has worked with hundreds of U.S. news organizations to help them report on how citizens and communities respond to issues. It is offering a two-hour workshop in Louisville on the morning of Monday, April 17, to share new reporting techniques with editors, publishers, reporters, photographers, designers, social-media producers and others working in community journalism. The network’s Carolyn Robinson, who will be at the workshop, says “We’ve learned that a relatively small shift in editorial perspectives can bring a profound impact – both in your newsroom and with your audiences.”
The workshop will be held at Louisville Public Media.
Please email Al Cross (firstname.lastname@example.org) AND Carolyn Robinson (email@example.com) if you are interested. Carolyn will send you specific information about the workshop and she can also answer any questions. We hope to see you there!