Central question: How could scholars work with journalists and organizers to better serve the public and share access to public information without being extractive?
Join us for a discussion on how independent media outlets can reimagine journalism and get information directly to the public, without being extractive. We will explore how scholars might work with journalists to better serve the public and share access to public information.
Sarah Alvarez is the founder and editor of Outlier Media, a Detroit-based service journalism organization that identifies, reports, and delivers valuable information to empower residents to hold landlords, municipal government, and elected officials accountable for long standing problems.
Darryl Holliday is co-founder and executive news lab director at City Bureau, a Chicago-based journalism lab reimagining local media by equipping people with skills and resources, engaging in critical public conversations, and producing information that directly addresses people’s needs.
Lisa Snowden is an independent journalist in Baltimore and founding editor of the Baltimore Beat. Seen in Baltimore City Paper, Baltimore Sun, Columbia Journalism Review, Essence magazine, Washington Post, and as a force on Baltimore Twitter.
This talk is sponsored by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for UMBC’s Baltimore Field School and will be moderated by Nicole King (UMBC) and Imani Spence (UMD-College Park). Our discussion is connected to the Baltimore Field School talk in April 2021 at Red Emma’s by Lewis Wallace A View from Somewhere: Moving Towards Anti-Extractive Fieldwork Approaches.