‘I don’t know if we can ever declare victory, but the train has left the station’
Friday July 18, 2014
When the editorial board at the Democrat and Chronicle embarked on hosting “listening tours” — encouraging readers to attend various meetings and discuss community issues related to race and poverty — initially only a handful of people showed up.
Artscape Toronto anticipates launching affiliate organizations
Wednesday July 16, 2014
Since 1986, Artscape Toronto has helped to stimulate some of Toronto's most creative and vibrant neighbourhoods with innovative community assets and cultural hubs. Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park and Artscape Wychwood Barns are two widely-known examples.
Team breaks through barriers of flood aftermath in Black Diamond, Alta.
Monday July 14, 2014
When Meghan Aebig was in Black Diamond, Alta. to support flood recovery and mitigation work last fall she stepped into a coffee shop — and an awkward moment. In line before Meghan, a patron was sharing concerns that the “new engineer” she was about to meet wasn’t going be able to help her.
Newspaper gains sense of being the hub of the community
Wednesday July 9, 2014
Keeping diversity of its staff and content front and center in discussions has helped The Seattle Times create more of a sense of “the newspaper as a hub of the community rather than a fortress,” says David Boardman, the paper’s past executive editor.
'Everyone in the workshop was simultaneously a student and a teacher’
Tuesday July 8, 2014
A workshop on news organizations as participants in community-building modelled its own message at the Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany last week, by facilitating small group discussions that created deep connections amongst participants.