When it comes to digital media, new forms of journalism, and ways to talk and listen to your audience, the world is changing. And fast.
I, for one, am eager to do whatever I can to keep learning, and keep up to date. What’s the alternative?
And so The Hub is pleased to be a sponsor of a free public workshop at West Virginia University next month on “Using Audience Engagement to Report on Social Justice Issues.”
Featuring professionals from newsroom across the country, including ProPublica, the Center for Public Integrity, NowThis and NPR, the workshop, on Friday, April 28 from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m, takes participants behind the scenes of an innovative reporting project to highlight new techniques for community engagement, audience development and data sourcing for in-depth reporting projects.
The workshop will share the results of a collaborative reporting project between Morgan State University in Baltimore Maryland, and West Virginia University investigating food access and food security in their communities. Here’s where you can learn more, and register.
The industry leaders presenting at the workshop will walk guests through how they utilize different audience engagement and social media strategies every day to reach consumers of their content. Experts will also share strategies for using data resources, data visualization, community-based resources for covering food insecurity, as well as insights for effective community engagement in social justice reporting.
Through interactive conversations and hands-on experiences, you will have the opportunity to dig deeper into some of the tough questions facing the media industry as it covers sensitive social justice topics.
For more information on guest speakers, event schedule, venue and travel, visit: www.mediainnoevents.com/foodjustice/.