Tag Archives: community engagement

Many ways to listen: Takeaways from my time at the JA

Hello, BxBers! I’ve recently left the Journalism Accelerator, but not before learning a few valuable lessons for measuring and maintaining engagement. I’ve crossposted my goodbye on the JA and hope it will provide you with some fresh ideas for community … Continue reading

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NOWCastSA models community engagement for a digital age

By Kathleen Majorsky NOWCastSA uses a multi-platform approach to civic engagement in the San Antonio, TX area. Through infographics, Google maps, webcasts and live chats, NOWCastSA is providing a multimedia forum for citizens to take part in and change their … Continue reading

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Tucson Sentinel focuses on keeping the community talking

By Kathleen Majorsky In 2009, Gannett shut down the Tucson Citizen, one of the city’s two newspapers, after 138 years. The city’s morning newspaper, the Arizona Daily Star, continued to provide news and information for the city. But a voice … Continue reading

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Meet Front Porch Forum

By Kathleen Majorsky Front Porch Forum (FPF) is an online space that serves small towns and neighborhoods in just about a third of Vermont. Each FPF helps improve Vermont’s local community ecosystem. Hosting these neighborhood conversations leads to face-to-face interaction … Continue reading

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Who is Block by Block? Meet Suzanne McBride at Austin Talks

Kathleen Majorsky, a journalist who worked with Michele McLellan and Janet Coats at RJI, is writing a series of posts called “Who is Block by Block?”  for The Patterson Foundation website to introduce the foundation community to the sites and … Continue reading

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Growing a local audience one photo at a time: Case study of MyVeronaNJ

Virginia Citrano founded community news site MyVeronaNJ in Verona, New Jersey, in December 2009. Citrano has been steadily building her site for sustainability and last year she and contributing photographer Fred Goode ran a weekly photo contest “Where in Verona?” … Continue reading

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Twitter tips: Make it a community conversation

From Steve Buttry, Director of Community Engagement & Social Media at the Journal Register Co., some great tips for converting your Twitter stream from a one-way platform to a community conversation. A sampling: – Comment on the links you tweet … Continue reading

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What’s working for community engagement at Michigan nonprofit local news site

Block by Block will be hosting this week its second annual Block by Block Community News Summit (#bxb11), an independent, online local news publishers gathering in Chicago, Sep. 29-Oct. 1. In the days leading up to the summit, we are featuring here a … Continue reading

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