#ONA15: Community Engagement Models for More Inclusive Journalism

"We can build more diverse and inclusive journalism if we engage directly with community members," the session description says.


  1. This interactive workshop/discussion took ONA attendees through a design thinking exercise to "explore how to represent the full diversity of voices in our communities to make them more present in our reporting." Led by Jost Stearns, @jcstearns, Director of Journalism & Sustainability at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; Jennifer Brandel, @jenniferbrandel, Founder & CEO at Hearken; and Laurenellen McCann, @elle_mccann, Civic Innovation Fellow at Open Technology Institute at New America Foundation.
  2. I took a lot away from this session, just like with all the others. I also came away with a lot of story ideas and ideas for my newsroom on how to better engage with the Texas community to create content they want to hear/read/see.