Community engagement isn’t fundamentally about technology. It’s attitudes and perspectives that invite, listen to and take into account community conversation and perspectives.
In this new training opportunity from the Missouri Press Foundation, Joy Mayer of the Missouri School of Journalism will teach you not only about the digital tools that make that conversation easier, but she’ll offer her expert insight into how to open your newsroom up to interaction with your community. You’ll look at digital tools make that easy, and you’ll talk a lot about social media and other free, easy paths to online interaction.
Mayer’s presentations at past trainings at the Reynolds Journalism Institute have received tremendous feedback, so this summer, MPF is bringing you a full day of Mayer and community engagement focused on small community newspapers.
Plan now to attend this Community Engagement for Community News seminar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 20, at the Reynolds Journalism Institute on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia. The cost is $40, if you register before July 1, and includes lunch.
Mayer is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and faculty editor at the Columbia Missourian, where she is the director of community outreach. She teaches classes in participatory journalism, multimedia design and print design. Her work focuses on community engagement in journalism, and how news and information can be more of a conversation and less of a lecture.