WE NEED YOUR EXAMPLES FOR THE EVOLVING COMMUNITIES PANEL AT THE APME CONFERENCE
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Posted by: Jack Lail
Our nation is evolving, its demographics forever shifting. The 2010 Census will reveal just how dramatic these changes will be.
For news organizations to remain relevant, they will need to develop techniques for covering these evolving communities.
The upcoming APME conference at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla. will feature a workshop on this very issue.
In advance of the Connecting with your Communities panel on Thursday, Oct. 21, we want to hear from you.
Please share with us your examples of challenges (and triumphs)you or your news organization have faced in covering your changing community. Have you had issues raised by readers related to coverage, or perhaps conflicts within the newsroom regarding stories or around hot-button social issues, like immigration?
Please submit your real-world questions or examples to Oakland Tribune Editor Martin G. Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Oct. 15.
We will explore these examples with Maynard Institute for Journalism Education President Dori Maynard during the workshop.The goal of this workshop will be to leave you better equipped to talk about and cover an evolving citizenry.
We look forward to seeing you in Florida.