Fika: Media and Information Flow in Nola

Fika is a weekly coffee hour open to everyone, hosted at The Blue House every Thursday at 10am. This week on February 16, we'll be hosting a special Fika in collaboration with the Democracy Fund and the New Orleans Listing Post about media, information flow, and how to create a more informed New Orleans.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP.

Apply now for EJN media fellowships to the IUCN World Conservation Congress

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Deadline for sending applications - April 30th - 11:59 pm EDT 

The Earth Journalism Network in partnership with the Arcadia Foundation and the Full Circle Fund of RSF Social Finance invites working journalists, particularly those from developing countries, to apply.

We also particularly welcome applicants from journalists who identify as indigenous peoples.

Jersey Shore: Information Needs Assessment

Monmouth and Ocean Counties occupy New Jersey's northernmost coastal stretch, just south of New York City. The more than one million residents in this area were some of the hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, with thousands displaced from their homes, and the future viability of some area communities thrown into question.

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Listening is a Revolutionary Act: Part 2

Thursday, October 29, 2015

(This story was originally posted on Medium.)

This is part 2 of a two-part series on building deeply local community media. Read the first post, on why a dramatically different media model is needed to serve local communities. This post examines the case of the Listening Post project in New Orleans — and how to start similar projects, from the ground up.

Listening is a Revolutionary Act

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

In this two-part series on Medium, Jesse Hardman, a reporter and community media developer, shows how the methods of international media development can help the local news crisis in the United States. He offers a step-by-step guide to creating local news projects like the Listening Post, in New Orleans. 

"I realized I wanted to do more than just drop in on a community, do an interview, and leave. I wanted to engage communities in a longer term, more meaningful way, not just as subjects, but also as diverse, unique audiences."