Interesting comments about the future of journalism and some excellent examples of how to engage the community.
Back in the day, as I’m oft to say, community engagement meant reading an occasional letter to the editor that addressed your story and sometimes hearing back from the sources (especially if they took issue with the story.)
That reporters today can engage their readers at any step in the newsgathering process is truly a revolution — and one more reason I wish I could be a reporter again!
I’m not so sure my students yet appreciate the power and scope of engagement. The subject is definitely something I plan to highlight in my multimedia course this semester. Any suggestions or good examples of engagement are greatly appreciated. I’m planning to compile links to articles and examples — and will upload those here when they’re complete.