Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Newsroom leaders will discuss what they've learned about service journalism in free Zoom meeting 1 p.m. ET Monday

The American Press Institute will host an open Zoom discussion at 1 p.m. ET Monday, June 27, to discuss what local news organizations are learning about modern service journalism, or stories aimed at conveying practical information on topics like voting in a pandemic, hurricane preparedness and how people can access housing and health services. To register and share questions in advance, click here.

"Much of this work is rooted in deep listening to community needs through engagement on various venues or platforms — for example, in-person or via messaging apps or text — and experiments that can build momentum for greater work," writes Kevin Loker of API. "We’ve heard how this work is addressing local needs, supporting local civic engagement, building relationships with communities that often distrust media, informing accountability and investigative journalism, and uilding a foundation for new sources of revenue. We’ll hear from four organizations that participated in API’s Local News Ideas to Action Fund (2021) or Trusted Elections Network Fund (2020). Participants are encouraged to share questions ahead of time." The speakers will be:

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