Many communities feel disconnected from the news that is meant to serve them, especially in historically marginalized areas where the gap between journalists and the community can feel insurmountable. It’s time to bridge that gap and ensure your reporting truly reflects and benefits the community you serve.

Why This Matters:
To better serve your audience and improve your DEIB practices, community asset mapping is a crucial strategy. This exercise will help you identify and utilize the strengths and resources within your community, transforming your reporting to be more inclusive and impactful.

Join Us for an Exclusive Webinar:
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2024
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Letrell Deshan Crittenden, Ph.D., Director of Inclusion and Audience Growth at the American Press Institute

In this engaging session, Dr. Crittenden will guide you through the essential steps of creating a community asset map.

You will learn to:

  • Distinguish between sources and assets
  • Understand the advantages of asset-mapping over traditional source-listing
  • Identify different types of community assets
  • Strategize and execute the creation of an asset map

By the end of the session, you will have a foundational starting point for your asset map and clear next steps for completing and refining it. This skill is invaluable for any journalist, regardless of their role in the newsroom.

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About the New England Equity Reporting Fellowship:
Founded in 2021 by the Granite State News Collaborative, New England News Collaborative, New England Newspaper & Press Association, and Solutions Journalism Network, in partnership with the Endowment for Health, this fellowship aims to enhance news coverage on race and identity issues in New England and foster an inclusive newsroom culture.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your reporting skills and make a lasting impact on your community. Sign up today and take the first step toward truly inclusive journalism.

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