FLORIDA TODAY’s Isadora Rangel interviewed Alicia Bell, organizing manager at Free Press, an organization that seeks to give people a voice in the crucial decisions that shape the media.
Among the topics they explored:
- If we’re the news organization “of record” in our community, whose record have we been keeping?
- Why is it important for news organizations to reach audiences that have been historically marginalized?
- How do we build trust, and in so doing, what do community organizers have to teach us?
- How might we map out our community, both literally and figuratively, to find communities that are overlooked or un-covered?
- How can we use forums and community meetings to cut into this deficit?
More training on Career Building:
Protected: Reporting tools for early-career journalists, Part I
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Your power as an informal leader
You don’t need to have rank and seniority to exert leadership. What you prioritize, what you value, how you listen, how you communicate, whose voices and views you feature, who you lift up, small gestures of mentorship, open-mindedness to advice and counsel — these all are informal acts of leadership.
New editor orientation, Part I: Our priorities as leaders
It’s a big job. It’s a fun job. It’s tough job. It’s also different than it’s ever been.
How to be a great mentor
We’ve all relied on the guidance and mentorship of others to get where we are. This discussion, hosted by USA TODAY’s Mary Nahorniak and the Bergen Record’s Dan Sforza, explores how to pay it forward.