Over the past several months, Illinois Humanities’ Audience Engagement Fellow Angilee Shah has been developing a project focused on fostering dialogue and collaboration between journalists and the people they cover. She shared her work at the People-Powered Publishing Conference last November, and is returning to Chicago this spring to share her findings at City Bureau and South Side Weekly’s Public Newsroom.
Angilee Shah is the digital editor for Global Nation, which covers immigration for PRI Public Radio International and on the daily broadcast “PRI’s The World.” Built into the coverage is editorial decisions led by immigrants’ lived experiences. In this session she’ll lead a hands-on workshop that focuses on what you’re trying to achieve in your online communities – and how to get there, whether it’s through Facebook or not. We will also think through how those digital spaces can inform your public work across various fields.
Global Nation began almost four years ago; they work to not only bring new authors into public media, but also to challenge notions of which stories are worthy of telling. Check it out at pri.org/globalnation.