Community Engagement

Community Engagement


How citizen journalists can report in remote or underserved communities

Working with the Vital Voices for Health project, Akpeji shared these tips and more with citizens looking to cover their community in Nigeria. 

Babatunde Akpeji | July 28, 2015

What photojournalists can learn about storytelling from these 'Humans of New York' spinoffs

Two photographers share their goals in creating local versions of 'Humans of New York,' a storytelling project that features a photograph and quote from strangers in the city. 

Dena Levitz | July 28, 2015

Flickr’s Commons expands international resources for journalists

Whether it's for research, adding a visual to a story or finding a story idea, journalists can tap into The Commons, which makes the world's public photography archives freely available to everyone. 

Julie Schwietert Collazo | July 23, 2015

Tips from the Texas Tribune on holding live events that serve the editorial mission

John Jordan, the Tribune's editorial administrator, explains how events not only provide revenue for the nonprofit outlet, but also advance its editorial mission and increase brand awareness. 

Dena Levitz | July 21, 2015

Q&A with Sonya Song: ethics of gathering social data and more digital newsroom challenges

Song talks the ethics of gathering social data, how she got started in digital media, and what she'll cover as a guest trainer at next week's Hacks/Hackers Media Innovation Bootcamp in Peru.

Will True | July 10, 2015

ICFJ Knight Roundup: Chequeado brings data-driven analyses to elections in Buenos Aires

Tracking election campaigns in Argentina, the dirt on industrial mining in Africa, drones banned in Kenya and more from the Knight Fellows in this week's roundup.

Jefferson Mok | July 10, 2015

BBC's Dmitry Shishkin: 3 takeaways from publishing across 28 languages

BBC World Service Digital Development Editor shares what he's learned about prioritizing language products, adapting to the mobile revolution and more. 

Dmitry Shishkin | July 09, 2015

ProPublica's Amanda Zamora: For best engagement results, create communities

ProPublica's Senior Engagement Editor Amanda Zamora shares her organization's social media successes and which news outlets' social strategies she's watching.

Angelique Lu | July 01, 2015

Five key questions journalists should ask to raise audience engagement

ICFJ Knight Fellow Juan Manual Casanueva lists five questions journalists should ask before implementing a citizen engagement tech project in the newsroom.

Juan Manuel Casanueva | June 30, 2015

Covering Haiti and the Dominican Republic: Two journalists weigh in

As people of Haitian descent face potential deportation from the Dominican Republic, these journalists examine whether and how newsrooms can do a better job covering stories in the two countries. 

Julie Schwietert Collazo | June 23, 2015