Tools for Communities
This guide offers steps for the public to build relationships with reporters — along with ideas, strategies and tools for anyone who wants to have a voice in local journalism, contribute to a healthy news environment, and see more perspectives reflected in coverage of their community.
This how-to toolkit offers step-by-step instructions for communities on the very same tactics News Voices uses. We share strategies on how to envision local news that represents the community, host story circles, hold community meetings with journalists and more.
Tools for Journalists
Designed to help journalists keep communities informed and safe, this database contains more than 100 resources focused on issues like covering white supremacy, disinformation, policing and more.
This toolkit is a step-by-step breakdown of how reporters can use the principles and practices of community organizers to deepen trust in the communities they serve, uncover underreported stories, and collaboratively identify solutions to local challenges.
This guide, which Free Press’ Alicia Bell created in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network, includes both nuts-and-bolts resources and an introduction to community gatherings.
This toolkit showcases best practices of community engagement, addresses questions and concerns we’ve heard from reporters, and provides concrete tips for newsrooms interested in hosting live events in their communities.
Learn about ways the News Voices team helps local newsrooms build trust, deepen relationships and strengthen local journalism.
Reporting on Civil Unrest This Election Season
Grassroots Movements to Support Local News
Could Community Organizing Transform Journalism?
Who Does the News Believe? A Conversation About Race, Power, the Media and White Supremacy
Advancing Public Policies to Support Local News
Read about how we’re already making a powerful impact in New Jersey, North Carolina and Philadelphia and how we plan to partner with more communities, collaborate with more newsrooms and continue campaigning for innovative policy solutions.
Free Press Action held 10 community forums across the state in 2017. Here's what residents had to say about New Jersey media and the Civic Info Bill.