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.
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.
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
Mediatwits #172: How Engagement Editors Rise Above the Social Scrum, by Jefferson Yen
Could Citizen Reporting Be the Sweet Spot for Local Engagement?, by Michele McLellan