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LiveWire app connects communities and media in South Africa

Using a community news alert app, South Africa's informal settlements are finding a new way to bring their stories to the media and make changes to their lives.

Ashlin Simpson, Code for Africa | August 14, 2018

Failed media startup leaves behind lessons for community engagement

News organizations that seek to involve local communities can learn from the triumphs and failures of Canadian media startup OpenFile, which closed its doors in 2012. 

Ashley Renders, Nieman Lab | April 06, 2018

A student's perspective: solutions journalism can help foster engagement, trust

Can the engagement methods of solutions journalism help regain public trust in media?

Morgan Theophil, Catalyst Journalism Project | November 27, 2017

How an SMS tool is bringing rape survivors into the media sphere

Health e-News worked with GroundSource to develop a free, anonymous texting platform where rape survivors can get access to support — and share their stories with journalists.

Kim Harrisberg, Health-e News | October 05, 2017

Chat bots help newsrooms talk to readers one-on-one — and discover stories in their community

“We don’t know where this could take us. The goal is to find what potential there is as far as reaching our readers and possibly getting some stories out of it.”

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Lab | September 13, 2017

Journalists must become better storytellers for low-literate readers

Countries like India have huge numbers of low-literate internet users. So why are newsrooms so focused on feeding them entertainment coverage, rather than telling news stories in a more attractive, visual way?

Ritvvij Parrikh | July 25, 2017

The Listening Post Collective to lead local newsrooms into a new form of engagement

How journalists and newsrooms alike can use The Listening Post Collective's new website to develop stronger methods of community engagement.

Sam Berkhead | July 13, 2017

IJNet Slack community to foster cross-border connections and collaborations

IJNet is excited to introduce its own Slack community where journalists can connect and share with one another. Here's how you can join.

Sam Berkhead | May 01, 2017

Why the future of local news lies in collaboration and trust-building

During IJNet's latest chat, local news leaders shared solutions for rebuilding and reviving local news everywhere.

Sam Berkhead | April 19, 2017

IJNet Live: How to revive local, community-focused journalism

Join IJNet for a live chat on Thursday, April 13 at 1 p.m. EDT to discuss the best tools and strategies for improving local news coverage with leading community journalism experts.

Sam Berkhead | March 21, 2017

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