Wed., Jan. 11, 2-5 p.m.
Organizing a Community Engagement Project — Adam Glenn — Room 430
Want to enhance your journalism by working hand-in-hand with the community you cover? To gather sensor-based data with citizen scientists? To tell stories built on the narratives of local residents? To brainstorm solutions to neighborhood problems in collaboration with stakeholders? This workshop will help you put into action all those innovations and more, based on the principles of the exciting new field of social journalism. We’ll use as a case study the Harlem Heat Project, a summer-long project that explored the public health risks of urban heat waves. Workshop leader A. Adam Glenn, long-time environmental journalist and CUNY J School adjunct faculty member, coordinated the project with partners WNYC Radio, community-based organization WE ACT for Environmental Justice, scientists at City College, the developers of digital community weather journaling app ISeeChange and his own climate news site at AdaptNY. Get a step-by-step guide to the principles and practice of a successful community engagement project. And bring your own ideas for workshopping during our session.