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Mapping tools that reveal inequalities in our communities
November 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
We have stories throughout the Network on issues that have directly affected marginalized communities, but what else is occurring there? Is this story a boiling point? Where else across the country has this same issue happened? How did it affect them? This will use Census data and two new network tools: Diversity Dashboard and Pass the Mic, to see where stories land and how to cultivate follow ups with sources. The Diversity Dashboard tool uses geo-location tied to local content to arm reporters and editors with data on which communities they are covering so they can quickly assess gaps in coverage. The data is displayed in a dashboard which includes a map with neighborhood breakdown ranking different topics covered. Census data is incorporated to provide further context of the diversity in each neighborhood. Users can filter results in the dashboard to see content mapped from the entire newsroom, their team, or their own content. The goal of the dashboard is to help local newsrooms avoid gaps in coverage and build trust within diverse communities. Featuring Krystal Nurse, reporter in Lansing, Mich., CJ Benjamin, Gannett’s director of audience engagement and trust and Rachel Kilroy, product manager in our content innovations group. Sign up here