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Upcoming Journalism of Color Trainings (with Links)

Updated: May 25

I'll be offering some pay-what-you-can community journalism trainings this summer! Check out the details (and eventbrite links) below.

Upcoming Community Journalism Trainings

Community Journalism: Racial and Social Justice: This discussion and journalism training discusses the racial and social justice (and injustice) implications of community journalism. - May 31st, 5pm-7pm CDT

Introduction to Community Journalism: Training and Discussion: This training introduces participants to community journalism through a discussion-packed, experiential two-hour training. Participants have the opportunity to explore the role that journalism can play in helping a community build power, the processes of community journalism, and the connections between community journalism and community building. - June 3rd, 9am-11am CDT


Community Journalism: Relationship-Building: A key element of authentic community journalism is our capacity to build relationships with each other. This training discusses how and why we center relationship-building in community journalism work, with a focus on best practices. - June 6th, 9am-11am CDT

Community Journalism: Writing and Editing: This training shares best practices for writing and reporting journalistic work. Participants will be able to practice editing and have the opportunity to put together short articles in this experiential training. - June 8th, 9am-11am CDT

Community Journalism: Audio Reporting: Audio journalism is such a creative and important journalistic tool. This training will introduce participants to the tenets and best practices of audio reporting, as well as a DIY “how-to.” - ​June 10th, 6pm-8pm CDT

Community Journalism: Policy Reporting: Policy reporting is a unique and crucial type of journalism however community journalists do not do the same type of reporting as mainstream journalists. In this training reporters will be introduced to the how’s and why's of policy reporting on a local and state level. - June 15th, 9am-11am CDT


Community Journalism: Legislative Reporting: Legislative reporting is a unique and crucial type of journalism; Community journalists do not do the same type of reporting as mainstream journalists. This training will introduce reporters to the how’s and why’s of legislative reporting on a state level, using the Minnesota State Legislature as an example. - June 22nd, 1pm-3pm CDT


Community Journalism: Developing Questions: Asking good questions, whether for interview purposes or for reporting research, is a crucial tool for journalists. How we ask questions and how we understand those questions impacts the answers we get and how we understand those answers. In this training participants will learn how to ask solid questions for interviews and for journalistic research. - June 23rd, 1pm-3pm CDT

Community Journalism: Interviewing: One of the core practices in journalism is the interview. In this training participants will discuss interviewing within the work of community journalism. How do we schedule and conduct interviews, develop questions, and follow-up? What are the best practices we can take with us? - June 26th, 9am-11am CDT


Community Journalism: Best Practices for Justice in Journalism: There are specific practices that we can use in our community journalism that help us to build racial and social justice through our work. This discussion-packed and experiential training will focus on best practices that we can use as community journalists committed to racial and social justice. - June 27th, 9am-11am CDT


Community Journalism: Ethics, Objectivity, and Equity: Ethics, objectivity, and our innate biases play a unique role in the community newsroom, even more so in a community newsroom that centers racial and social justice. This training will open up a discussion on ethics in community journalism: what journalistic ethics are, what ethical questions we ask as community journalists, and how we communicate those values and ethics to our larger community. - June 29th, 6pm-8pm CDT


Cooperation and Collaboration in Community Journalism: Cooperation and collaboration are core practices and elements within the work of community journalism and within a community journalism newsroom. This training will discuss models and practices for cooperation and collaboration in community journalism with regard to reporting and newsroom operations. - July 1st, 2pm-4pm CDT


Community Journalism, Racial Justice, and Resilience: This discussion-packed, experiential community journalism training will center on the intersections of racial justice and resilience within community journalism. - July 6th, 2pm-4pm CDT

Community Journalism: Power, Tension, and Relationships: Journalism and community organizing are often seen as two ideas that exist in opposition to each other. However community journalism and community organizing are closely intertwined. This training discusses the concepts of power, tension, and relationships within the work of community organizing and community journalism. We also discuss the intersections and conflicts between community journalism and community organizing. - July 8th, 11am-1pm


Community Journalism and Social Movements: Intersections, Tensions, and Challenges: Community journalism has a unique role within social movements. This training explores the role and the responsibilities of community journalists committed to equitable coverage of social movements. This discussion-packed training uses real-world examples and experiential training activities as part of our discussion. - July 9th, 9am-11am


Community Journalism: Promoting the Reporting: Making sure that our journalism is seen, heard, or read is just as important as the actual reporting. This training helps community journalists-in-training promote their work through social media as well as blogging and other digital efforts. - July 10th, 9am-11am

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