Community Engagement

Community Engagement


FlashCast gives news outlets a new way to engage commuters

FlashCast marries LED displays on buses with a mobile, location-based software system to deliver news and information to commuters.

Mandy de Waal | October 27, 2014

'Hands-on journalism' fosters community engagement

Data projects by RadioLab and the Center for Investigative Reporting helped 'break down complex issues' and gave journalists new ways to interact with audiences.

Josh Stearns | October 16, 2014

FireChat app drives offline communication during Umbrella Revolution

When the Umbrella Revolution began in Hong Kong, half a million people downloaded FireChat, which allows people to chat without an Internet connection. Laure Nouraout of the Global Editors' Network talks to the OpenGarden CEO about how the app's been used during Occupy Hong Kong.

Laure Nouraout | October 15, 2014

Social leadership program for women open [MENA, Sweden]

The yearlong program provides two training sessions and ongoing coaching to selected female social entrepreneurs.

Kickstarter hopes to improve the odds for crowdfunded journalism projects

Kickstarter has returned more than US$452,000 to donors of journalism projects that fell short of their funding goals, but the site hopes to improve the odds for crowdfunded news.

Jessica Weiss | August 06, 2014

Community radio course open [UK]

The series of free workshops in Manchester, England, will teach participants about all aspects of radio production.

LinkedIn seeks news editor [US]

Experienced digital journalists can apply for the position in New York.

Watchdog Wire hosts video contest [US]

Citizen journalists can submit their video coverage documenting politicians as they tour their constituencies during summer recess.

BBC makes its training resources free to the public in 11 languages

If you're in the market for a free journalism education, hundreds of training materials are now at your disposal.

Margaret Looney | June 30, 2014

Online media outlets join forces to create Ukraine hashtag

A new hashtag for reporting the crisis in Ukraine, the ethics of curating citizen video, Glenn Greenwald's initial contact with Edward Snowden and more are found in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | May 16, 2014