Jul 20th 2017

This week’s Public Newsroom is a special Midwest media collaboration! We’ll have Detroit-based journalist and Outlier Media (http://outliermedia.com/) founder Sarah Alvarez in to talk about how direct service journalism can fill information gaps and increase accountability.

On July 20, Sarah will walk through Outlier Media’s unique model, from topic selection to distribution, with a focus on how public data can be used to meaningfully fill information gaps. This hands-on workshop will lead the Public Newsroom audience through a deep dive into public complaint data to uncover under-reported topics. Audience members will also be asked to take some of these complaints to the next level by working through what kind of information would be actionable v. interesting.

This week’s Public Newsroom is presented in partnership with Illinois Humanities.

Our weekly #PublicNewsroom workshop series is always free and always open to the public thanks to your support. Youth and communities interested in storytelling, media, art and civic engagement are encouraged to attend. 


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