Journalism Director’s Forum: How can local news increase civic engagement in Los Angeles neighborhoods?
Geoffrey Cowan Forum (Annenberg Room 207), 12 noon
Join School of Journalism Director Geneva Overholser
for a conversation with Alhambra Source Editor Daniela Gerson
about USC Annenberg’s newly launched Civic Engagement and Journalism Initiative. The project works with Communication researchers from the Metamorphosis Project
and journalists from Annenberg’s local news sites: Alhambra Source
and Intersections South LA
. Each site is developed independently, but both share similar missions of improving community engagement via thoughtful journalism. The initiative aims to consolidate existing projects, add value through increased collaboration, and expand the research impact. The discussion will include background into the sites and the communities they serve, how scholars study civic engagement and its connection with local media, and an upcoming project to engage young adults reporting on their own communities. Gerson will be joined by representatives from the Metamorphosis project, Intersections South LA, Boyle Heights Beat, as well as Alhambra Source community contributors.Watch the video Return to Calendar »