Recommended Reads for Journalists

Earning your community’s trust, climate movement coverage, and what if a suspected hostage taker called your newsroom?

Image courtesy of Report for America and The GroundTruth Project
Image courtesy of Report for America and The GroundTruth Project

What would you do if a suspected hostage taker called your newsroom?

On March 8, 2021, a man took four people hostage inside a home in Livermore Falls, ME, about 60 miles outside of Portland. Sinclair-owned WGME-TV, a CBS affiliate, sent reporter Taylor Cairns and a crew to report the story.

How well does the media cover the climate movement?

For some journalists, covering activism presents an uncomfortable dilemma. Too much coverage might come across as cheerleading or make journalists look like they are activists themselves, contradicting institutional notions of neutrality.

Journalists: You can earn your community’s trust, and this course can help you do it

You are indeed part of “the media,” but you can and should differentiate yourself from that by telling the story of your work.

Local News Philanthropy: Strong Signs of Positive Movement

Local philanthropy in support of community journalism appears to be growing significantly.

Better Journalism: A Roadmap for Engaged Democracy

Hearken invites you to join the Election SOS summit on lessons learned from the 2020 elections and build a roadmap for engaged democracy.