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|APME Update, Jan. 12, 2016|
SAVE THE DATE
A SPECIAL APME REPORT
Feedback from the “Flip” Side: The Impact and Reception of Community-Centered Journalism
By Francesca Lupia, Stanford University
To a seasoned editor, the technique may seem timeless: sending reporters into local communities, probing leaders and laypeople alike to discover truth. But in the age of “journalistic Twitter” and widespread populist protest, “flipped” storytelling is causing a stir in newsrooms nationwide. The name itself connotes a shakeup, a shift away from reliance on traditional sources and toward more comprehensive journalism. “Flipped” journalism promotes conversation between reporters and untapped communities, inverting the traditional reporter-subject relationship by bringing underrepresented voices to the fore.
Such community-centered journalism challenges reporters to sift through conflicting narratives, identify leaders, and push past distrust and misinformation to create meaningful dialogue. Connecting with underserved communities can be time-consuming and difficult. When done well, though, “flipped” journalism has proven effective in reaching new audiences, providing context, and drawing the interest of both reporters and readers.
During ASNE/APME’s “#editors3D” conference in October 2015, editors Suki Dardarian (Minneapolis Star Tribune), Gilbert Bailon (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), and Alfredo Carbajal (Al Dia, a Spanish-language affiliate of the Dallas Morning News) shared their experiences with “flipping the narrative.” During the panel and in post-discussion interviews, the three editors discussed the intention and impact of flipped storytelling, as well as the response such stories have garnered both within and beyond their newsrooms.
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