Special Series: Redefining Engagement

    by Courtney Lowery Cowgill
    January 12, 2016

    As Ben DeJarnette writes in the kick-off piece to this special series, “There perhaps was no journalistic buzzword more widely discussed in 2015 than ‘engagement.'”

    Natural, then, that we start 2016 with a series that is all about “Redefining Engagement,” produced by the Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication.

    "There perhaps was no journalistic buzzword more widely discussed in 2015 than 'engagement.'" -Ben DeJarnette

    The series, writes DeJarnette, was inspired by Experience Engagement, a four-day participatory “un-conference” hosted by Journalism That Matters and the Agora Journalism Center. Over the next two weeks, this series will explore the progress, promise and potential challenges of community engagement in journalism. 


    Series Posts

    1. The Case for (Community) Engagement

    2. How Restorative Narratives Can Engage Communities After Tragedies

    3. Before Interviewing, Journalists Must Listen Deeply


    4. 4 Lessons for Teaching Engagement

    5. Toward an Inclusive Journalism: Reflecting the Communities We Represent

    6. 4 Ways to Boost Engagement Beyond Clicks, Likes and Retweets

    7. 4 Ways to Make Engagement Journalism Sustainable

    8. Reforming the Trollosphere: Creating Conversation in the Comments Section

    9. 3 Case Studies of Engaged Journalism at J-Schools

    10. Building a Digital Platform to Support Engaged Journalism

    11. How Does Engaged Journalism Impact Ethics?


    Other Coverage of Engagement

    The Rise of the Engagement Editor and What It Means, by Elia Powers

    Yelp Manager Offers Insight into Community Engagement, by Jack Rosenberry

    Q&A: Why Do Community Engagement? A Reporter’s Perspective, by jesikah maria ross

    Engagement is Relational, not Transactional, by Andrew DeVigal

    News Should Be Social (And Here’s How To Teach That), by Joy Mayer

    Designing Journalism for Discovery and Engagement, by Josh Stearns

    Paid Subscribers Get Personal Engagement at Slate, Gimlet Media, Politico, by Elia Powers

    Mediatwits #172: How Engagement Editors Rise Above the Social Scrum, by Jefferson Yen

    Why Journalists Should Use Transparency as a Tool to Deepen Engagement, by Josh Stearns

    Futures Lab Update #113: Audience Engagement Help From CrowdTangle, Shindig, by Reuben Stern

    Engagement, Loyalty and (Even) Making Money: A Q&A With Jake Batsell, by Sonia Paul

    Futures Lab update #84: Engagement Using Text Messages, and Corrections via Social Media, by Reuben Stern

    Could Citizen Reporting Be the Sweet Spot for Local Engagement?, by Michele McLellan


    Tagged: Agora Journalism Center case studies community engagement engagement journalism that matters university of oregon

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