Connecting with community: A journalism workshop series

Knowing the communities you serve increases trust and supports public participation. Enhance your skills in doing journalism that generates stronger relationships, mutual understanding and empathy with communities so everyone thrives. This series is presented by Alaska Press Club and the Alaska Humanities Forum.

The Sixth W: What’s Possible Now? Listening to what’s possible leads to stories that give life to a community. Learn and practice skills for appreciative listening to tell stories that inform, engage, inspire and activate your audience. Hosted by Peggy Holman and Lori Shontz of Journalism That Matters. Happening Dec. 2.

Improving Community Connections Through Texting:Texting is easy to use and ubiquitous — making it an ideal channel to meet our communities where they’re at, especially at a time when we can’t meet in person. Learn how to put texting to work to broaden and deepen community connections, drive better journalism and create lasting relationships. Hosted by Simon Galperin of GroundSourceHappening Dec. 9.

Understanding Your Fault Lines: Blind spots across race, class, gender, generation, geography, sexual orientation create perception bias in hiring and news coverage. Blind spots also lead to unconscious bias and microaggressions. What are these and what do we do about it? Hosted by Felecia Henderson of Maynard InstituteHappening Dec. 16.

Complicating the Narrative to Bridge Polarizing Conversations: What if journalists didn’t simply report opposing viewpoints, but instead covered controversial issues based on how humans actually behave when they are polarized and suspicious? Learn new skills for constructive storytelling on complex, conflicted issues. Hosted by Hélène Biandudi Hofer and Michelle Faust Raghavan of Solutions Journalism Network. Happening Jan. 6 and 27.

Special thanks to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Pulitzer Prizes, Atwood Foundation and Knight Foundation in partnership with Rasmuson Foundation. 

Register here.

“Connecting with community: A journalism workshop series” is presented by Alaska Press Club and Alaska Humanities Forum. Special thanks to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Pulitzer Prizes, Atwood Foundation and Knight Foundation in partnership with Rasmuson Foundation.

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