Tag: Outlier Media
Why showing up is powerful
Let’s build a future where more productive civic engagement is a duty for newsrooms and an opportunity for our communities.
Newsrooms’ service roles need to be grounded in community relationships
Building trust in a community requires listening and unlearning: a discussion with Bevin Christie.
Replacing the news
Action is urgent but we lack compelling visions for the news and information ecosystems our communities deserve.
Who’s building my city? This local service journalism tool will help residents find answers
The Detroit Development Tracker will put data into the hands of those most affected.
Financing multicultural media: New collaboration positions publishers of color as catalysts for equitable community development
A robust, resilient and diverse media ecosystem is as essential to a community’s well-being as affordable housing, reliable transportation and accessible capital.
Journalists must play a vital role in fixing America’s false economic narrative
From the Federal Reserve to the U.S. Economic Development Administration to the American Planning Association, pressure is mounting in policy and planning circles to address the economic consequences of structural racism. In an effort to reboot an economy still impacted by COVID-19, the inherited disparities of a pre-pandemic segregationist society have been laid bare across … Continued
Local communities and local news need a new economic narrative: Why not create it together?
If local news is so critical to the health, economic and civic success of a community, why are local news organizations an afterthought in economic development conversations? And what would it take to change that?
The rise of messaging is undeniable, and it’s not just text
Mobile messaging was born in December 1992 with a simple SMS: “Merry Christmas.” Today it’s the most ubiquitous form of human communication short of speaking. Any of the 6 billion of us with a phone can do it. And with the advent of apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Viber, Line, WeChat and Telegram, messaging is … Continued