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Engaged Journalism Impact Pack Launched at Hearken’s Engagement Innovation Summit

Engaged Journalism Impact Pack Launched at Hearken’s Engagement Innovation Summit

In October our Assistant Director, Michelle Polyak, presented at Hearken’s Engagement Innovation Summit in Brooklyn, NY. In collaboration with Jennifer Brandel at Hearken, our team created a tailored version of the Impact Pack with support from Democracy Fund. The Engaged Journalism Impact pack is a…

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Democracy Fund & DCS Release New Report on DEI in Journalism Along with Tools for the Field

Democracy Fund & DCS Release New Report on DEI in Journalism Along with Tools for the Field

Earlier this fall, Democracy Fund released a report titled Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Journalism: What Funders Can Do along with two innovative tools to help the field navigate the issues; the Journalism DEI tracker and the Journalism DEI Wheel —all of which were…

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Don’t miss our latest report on CLEF: Learning to Listen

Don’t miss our latest report on CLEF: Learning to Listen

Earlier this month, the Lenfest Institute for Journalism published our latest report Learning to Listen: Building a culture of engagement in newsrooms, which examined the first year’s outcomes of the Community Listening and Engagement Fund. This fund was collaboratively supported by Lenfest, the News Integrity Initiative…

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New journalism engagement case studies

New journalism engagement case studies

Dot Connector Studio worked with INN, with support from the Democracy Fund, to compile a set of over two dozen short case studies that showcase engaged journalism projects from nonprofit news organizations around the country. Examples range from public convenings to citizen journalist trainings to government accountability…

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New DCS papers on engaged journalism and communities of practice

New DCS papers on engaged journalism and communities of practice

Dot Connector Studio’s Angelica Das and Jessica Clark recently wrote two papers for the Democracy Fund to help journalism funders and stakeholders better understand the current state of the field. Pathways to Engagement: Understanding How Newsrooms Are Working with Communities explores the world of Engaged Journalism by taking a closer…

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Spring news: Play, listen, learn

Spring news: Play, listen, learn

This spring, we’re excited to officially release our Impact Pack, a deck of media strategy cards designed to help media makers and funders brainstorm, strategize, and assess impact. You can use this 108-card deck to: Prototype your media engagement strategy Tell or iterate your impact…

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Happy New Year from Dot Connector Studio!

Happy New Year from Dot Connector Studio!

We’re grateful and proud to have spent 2016 working with some truly incredible clients and projects: The Internet Archive’s Political TV Ad Archive: We helped the Internet Archive launch and evaluate the Political TV Ad Archive, a repository of political ads aired during the 2016 election, paired with fact-checking…

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Introducing Impact Pack, Immerse, and our new associate

Introducing Impact Pack, Immerse, and our new associate

Coming Next: Immerse This fall, Jessica is working with the Tribeca Film Institute, MIT OpenDocs and the Fledgling Fund to launch a spanking new Medium publication designed to cultivate creative discussion of nonfiction storytelling. Check out the editorial statement here and read the first newsletter here….

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Rethinking news from the ground up

Rethinking news from the ground up

This spring, we’re contemplating a shift in perspective—to 50,000 feet. We’re proud to spread the word on a project we’ve been working on quietly over the last several months with the Democracy Fund: a systems map of the crisis in local news. This interactive map helps…

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International Impact + Tools for Makers & Mobilizers

International Impact + Tools for Makers & Mobilizers

Time flies — and so do we, apparently! Since our spring update, it’s been a whirlwind here at Dot Connector Studio, with new associates, clients, events and publications at the intersection of media and social change. We just returned from an amazing visit to Amsterdam, where…

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