On 19 June, the Engaged Journalism Accelerator hosted Europe's first gathering focused entirely on engaged journalism, Engagement Explained Live. We brought together 140 journalists and practitioners from more than 20 countries to Berlin, for a day packed of lightning talks, workshops and presentations on community-driven journalism.
If you were unable to participate in the event, or if you were interested in more workshops than you were able to attend, fear not – below you can find slides from the speakers and workshop hosts across the listening and co-creation themes, as well as other resources mentioned during the day. We have also summarised some of the main takeaways from the day in this post on Medium, and you can browse #EELive19 on Twitter to see the discussion.
Lightning talks: Listening
1.Catalina Albeanu, digital editor, DoR: Ready to listen – starting your own pop-up newsroom
- DoR on the road - an exercise in getting out of the capital city bubble
- How DoR worked with students to unearth local stories;
2. Beatriz Lara, membership coordinator, Maldita.es: Developing membership with your users in mind
Related resources: Why Maldita.es surveyed users to find out their 'superpower'
Lightning talks: Co-creation
1. Gwen Martèl, conversation editor, De Correspondent: Creating the culture of community within your news organisation
- Let’s give reader comments another chance – and for real, this time
- Reinventing the Rolodex: Why we’re asking our 60,000 members what they know
- 'We don’t just want to send information, we also want to receive it' – Q&A with Gwen Martèl, conversation editor, De Correspondent
2. Oliver Fuchs, deputy editor-in-chief, Republik: Reader-funded journalism and editorial independence – an inherent tension?
- After crowdfunding success, Swiss magazine Republik charts a course to “reclaim journalism as a profession”
- Republik set crowdfunding records. Then reality hit.
- Up and down - how our plan is going so far. This is how Republik is doing 6 months into the year (in German)
3. Michel Penke, investigative data journalist, Correctiv: Investigative journalism for and with community members
- The German non-profit site Correctiv built a tool to enable community-powered investigations
- Investigative outlet Correctiv crowdsourced data collection with the help of a local newsroom
1. Cole Goins, engagement lead, Journalism+Design at The New School: Journalism by design – how deep listening can aid your reporting
- Embodying key principles and ethics of deep listening
- How to decide whom your newsroom needs to listen to
- How a culture of listening strengthens reporting and relationships
- IDEO's 5-step process for design thinking
- A guide to journalism and design
2. Amanda Eleftheriades-Sherry, co-founder, Clydesider: Using creative community events as a catalyst for conversation
3. Ask Us Anything - Vivian Schiller, chief executive officer, Civil Foundation
1. Gerd Maria May, founder, Room of Solutions: Producing constructive journalism with and for the community
- New interactive map helps you find constructive journalists around the world
- Report: Solutions journalism and news engagement
- Constructive journalism helps communities find solutions to local problems
- How a local Danish publisher is empowering high-school journalists
2. Andrea Hart, co-founder, City Bureau: Re-writing a contract with the communities we serve, through the lens of a Chicago-based journalism lab
- City Bureau's community engagement guidelines
- Don't just engage, equip
- Redefining civic engagement: Why City Bureau’s Documenters do this work
- What’s in your local news contract?
- Want to steal City Bureau's Public Newsroom? Here’s why you should – and how
3. Paul Myles, head of editorial, On Our Radar: Getting beyond the ‘usual suspects’ and working towards a deeper form of engagement