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TODAY! Weds, Oct. 7 // OJA/Gather Chat: Southern California Public Radio and Alabama Media Group: Learn about SCPR’s project “Southern California Public Radio’s Engaged Journalism” and Alabama Media Group’s project “Reckon Women: Motherhood.” Both are finalists for the OJA Gather Award in the Overall Excellence category. 1:00-1:45pm ET / 10:00-10:45am PT. Register here.
Fri, Oct. 16 // ONA SESSION: From participation to collaboration: building power with communities: How do we move engagement beyond public participation and acknowledge and amplify the power that communities hold through journalism collaboration? Join this important conversation to discuss how to strategize and re-imagine the relationships journalists build with the public we serve. Panelists: Stefanie Murray of Center for Cooperative Media, Heather Bryant of Project Facet, and Alicia Bell of News Voices. 10:30am - 11:15am ET / 7:30-8:30am PT. Register for ONA 2020 to join.
Weds, Oct. 21 // Three tools for journalists to explore systems change
: Systems thinking can help engaged journalists identify effective ways to help their communities understand opportunities for systemic impact. In this hour-long chat, Kayla Christopherson and Cole Goins from The New School’s Journalism + Design program will share three powerful exercises from their systems thinking toolkit
, and Yvonne Wenger of the Baltimore Sun will share a practical take on how each exercise helped shape and deepen her reporting
and engagement process. Register on Zoom for a 60-minute conversation at 2pm ET / 11am PT. Click here to add this to your Google Calendar.
Jobs, Fellowships, and Funding
Shoutout to Alex Veeneman and Thomas Seymat for posting these on Slack! Check out the #jobsandinternships and #grantsandfunding Slack channels to see what other opportunities Gatherers are sharing.
Newsroom Collaborative Manager, The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism: “In the next few months, we are launching a collaborative encompassing five local newsrooms to jointly produce a high-impact mental health investigation for local and national audiences on a variety of platforms and engaging with the public in creative ways. (This is a yearlong, remote, part-time position.)” Location: Remote.
Community Engagement Coordinator, Investigate Europe: “We, ten experienced journalists from all over Europe, are ‘Investigate Europe.’ We are now looking for someone who will drive this process to spread our journalism. Are you this person who wants to create a link between reporters and readers? Do you want to work on new crowd-based models to get our cooperative on the ground? Do you like to experiment and measure the results?” Location: Remote in Europe. Deadline: 10/15/20.
Engagement Journalist, The Sacramento Bee: “The Sacramento Bee is seeking a creative, high-energy journalist with previous engagement experience to join our team. Your primary focus will be on how coronavirus is impacting vulnerable communities as it pertains to housing security, financial independence and domestic violence in California’s Central Valley.” Location: Sacramento, CA.
The Gather Slack is the thriving hub of our community, where we brainstorm together, ask for and offer advice, and connect with each other. Sign up as a Gather member to join Slack.
- Q&As on Twitter: Have you hosted a “successful Q&A with one person on Twitter”? Specifically a text-based situation where a news organization asks one person a question, and the audience can follow along? Share your experience on Slack.
- Local newsletter workflow: Simon Galperin wrote up how to “improve information equity” through a local newsletter. Read the article and ask him questions on Slack.
- Mobile conversions: What do you know about the conversion journey for people on mobile? What have you learned from your experience or from research? A Gatherer wants to know.
- Training on civil unrest: Free Press is hosting a FREE training next Tuesday, 10/13 called “Reporting on Civil Unrest this Election Season.” Ask them questions on Slack or RSVP here.
Hot Read: "The People Trump Came Home To" by Elaine Godfrey and Adam Harris at The Atlantic. (This is the Gather community's most-shared story on Twitter this week. Look for other 'hot reads' in Friday's Nuzzel newsletter and in the #reads channel on the Gather Slack.)