community encompasses a vast geographical area which showcases
different and peculiar needs. We intend to continue our efforts to
become the hub for information, discussion and
engagement for the communities we serve.
To that end, we’ve assessed the community needs and those of our newsroom in crafting our Community Media Lab plans for 2012.
Soft opening of a
small-scale Community Media Lab in the Freeman's conference room on
selected dates, to feature public availability of computers and wifi,
with public tutorials to accommodate access to microfilm
and archives elsewhere in the building. We believe that with a little creativity and adjustment,
we can begin to provide these services to continue
fostering our relationship with the community.
of local blogger network and subsequent regular informal and
informational meet-ups at an outside location.
The development of
classes geared toward better communication between community, government
and police agencies and the Freeman..
Expansion of livestreaming sessions and political debates with live public questions
and with physical public participation at an outside location. These sessions are also scheduled to include a post
debate discussion with the community, as to further the Citizens Agenda
project as well.
Establishment of an
occasional ‘mobile bureau,’ where once a month, a reporter sets up
‘camp’ at different locations to gather story ideas, get community tips
and feedback and develop sources.
· Resume newsroom tours.
Continued use of the
(small) conference room for events, and the implementation of
livestreamed newsroom discussions and training sessions.
What else do you think we should do?
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