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TODAY! Weds, Oct. 21 @ 3pm ET (corrected time) // 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 3pm ET / 12pm PT. Click here to add this to your Google Calendar.
Jobs, Fellowships, and Funding
Shoutout to Cal Lundmark and Michelle Faust Raghavan for posting these on Slack! Check out the #jobsandinternships and #grantsandfunding Slack channels to see what other opportunities Gatherers are sharing.
Audience Growth Producer, McClatchy (Southeast): “The producer’s job is to maintain the flow of readers into our top funnel spot. He/she/they should be data focused, ensuring our content is useful, attractive, and finds the widest audience possible.” The producer will be part of a regional team that works across up to a dozen newsrooms. Location: Charlotte, NC. NOTE: McClatchy is also hiring a second producer based in Raleigh, NC. (Ask Cal Lundmark questions on Gather.)
Mountain/Northwest Regional Manager, Solutions Journalism Network: “The Mountain/Northwest region manager will [catalyze] the spread of solutions reporting by journalists and news organizations in the region. This person also will help steward activities that connect the resulting coverage to enhanced audience and community engagement; and will seed professional and civic networks that promote learning and sharing across geography.” Location: Remote in CO, ID, MT, UT, WY, WA, OR. (Ask Michelle Faust Raghavan questions on Gather.)
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- Database of elections experts: The Trusted Elections Expert Network is live! This database offers a “vetted non-partisan list of elections experts” and is a partnership between Election SOS and the American Press Institute. Check out the database or suggest other experts on Slack.
- Comments during elections: Andrew Losowsky published a guide with great tips for how to moderate comments through election season. Read it here.
- NAJA guide: The Tribal Nations Media Guide from the Native American Journalists Association is a key resource for everyone in media. Check it out.
- Re-engagement campaigns: One Gatherer has been getting emails from regular newsletter openers who keep getting re-engagement campaigns. Have insights on why this might be happening? Join the conversation on Slack.
Hot Read: "As Local News Dies, a Pay-for-Play Network Rises in Its Place" by Davey Alba and Jack Nicas at The New York Times. (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.)