Only two-in-ten Americans (21%) have ever spoken to a local journalist, according to 2018 data compiled by the Pew Research Center. And it’s fair to assume that even fewer Americans have ever collaborated with a local journalist to co-produce news and information about their community. At WHYY, every day we work to reverse this trend. We believe that journalists should tell stories with communities, rather than for them.
What challenges and benefits could a collaborative relationship between residents and reporters present? What’s the future of local journalism if neighbors and newsrooms collaborated to better inform and engage communities? And could we better diversify sources and community voices if journalists spent more of their workday in neighborhoods?
Join WHYY and South Jersey residents and reporters as we explore how to build collaborations that better inform and engage communities.
12:05pm: Opening Remarks
12:10pm: Spotlighting Collaborations
12:35p: Trust-Building: The Do’s and Don’ts
1:20pm: Pitching to News Media: ‘A How To’
1:55pm: Forming Collaborations between Residents & Reporters.
2:30pm: BREAKOUT ROOMS - What would be your dream collaboration between the residents and reporters in your neighborhood?
2:45pm: Report back from breakout rooms