How to sustain local journalism is one of the great challenges of American media. What can public broadcasters, nonprofit, commercial and legacy news organizations learn from one another about deepening public service, engaging communities, and serving a diverse and growing audience?
The Local that Works monthly webinar series aims to break down the silos between these media sectors and provide insight into inspiring, replicable models of local civic journalism in the U.S. The series spotlights organizations, distinct projects and collaborations. Local that Works webinars are a partnership among Current, the Poynter Institute, the Public Media Journalists Association, Gather and the Local Media Association.
The host is journalist Mariana Dale, early childhood reporter at KPCC in Los Angeles. As a senior field correspondent at KJZZ in Phoenix, Mariana helped lead national Edward R. Murrow Award–winning coverage of the 2018 statewide teacher strike. She serves as a mentor for NPR’s Next Generation Radio project, which trains up-and-coming public media journalists.
Tuesday, May 11 at 2 p.m. ET
Democratizing Journalism: News of, by and for the People.
City Bureau, a digital startup on the South Side of Chicago, has been attracting attention and funding for bringing “journalists and communities together in a collaborative spirit to produce media that is impactful, equitable and responsive to the public.” Co-founder Darryl Holliday explains City Bureau’s innovative model for participatory reporting and accountability journalism. Register
Links to recordings of all Local that Works webinars will be posted here.
Though an annual contest, database and coverage in Current, Local that Works spotlights replicable initiatives at public media stations and nonprofit news organizations. LTW is funded by the Wyncote Foundation.