This workshop will explore methods for connecting and collaborating with your audience during the reporting process and after your story is published. We'll talk about how to identify your target audience, learn their needs, and develop a story accordingly. We'll also talk about how the "story" format doesn't fit every audience, and explore alternate ways of communicating, including events, flyers, and zines. We'll discuss the difference between reporting about vs. reporting for a community. And we'll talk about strategies for ensuring your finished work actually reaches the people who need it most. This workshop will involve breakouts where we discuss possible engagement strategies for participants own work. It's not required, but it will help if you come with a story idea or project in mind.
Event hosted by South Side Weekly