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.
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.
You are indeed part of “the media,” but you can and should differentiate yourself from that by telling the story of your work.
Local philanthropy in support of community journalism appears to be growing significantly.
Hearken invites you to join the Election SOS summit on lessons learned from the 2020 elections and build a roadmap for engaged democracy.