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Engaging journalism in rural communities

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Wenzel, Andrea (main author)
Format:
Journal article
Publication Date:
2019
URL:
https://doi.org/10.1080/17512786.2018.1562360
Published:
USA: Taylor & Francis
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
case studies, communities, coverage, credibility (media), economics of information, finance, journalism, online services, participation, reporting, rural communities, storytelling, trust, local, hyperlocal, community journalism, engagement, online journalism
Notes:
16 pages., via online journal., Case study examined the efforts of a rural hyperlocal outlet to adapt community traditions as engagement interventions by reimagining "society columns" as community contributors -- and using "liars tables" as listening circles. Findings show promising signs by making the processes of journalism more participatory, allowing residents to represent and share their own stories and cover a wider range of stories that are not exclusively negative. The "liars table" concept "has a steeper road ahead."