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"The community engagement process pushed me out of my reporting comfort zone, and not only led to new sources but strengthened the relationships I had with previous sources," writes Fresno Bee reporter Mackenzie Mays.
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"By the time I was finished, my reporting had covered not only the Valley’s marketing problem, but also federal and state laws dating back decades, executive orders, bills in Congress, visa programs, and more local, state-level and national trends than I could count."
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Climate change is making the problem of urban heat a growing health risk. But reporting on the scope of the problem is full of challenges, as Molly Peterson explains.
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Community engagement innovators Jesse Hardman and Cole Goins spoke to 2017 California Fellows this week on novel strategies for engaging communities throughout the reporting process.
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At The Center for Health Journalism, we believe in the power of engagement to advance journalism. In fact, we could be accused of being evangelists on the topic.

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ProPublica's Terry Parris Jr. and Dr. Lindsay Green-Barber of the Center for Investigative Reporting recently shared their strategies for incorporating community engagement into the reporting process.

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“Open data, to my mind, is about empowering communities with numbers presented in useful ways that can help fuel real-world change,” writes CHCF's Andy Krackov. Here he offers some tips on how we can make that happen.

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Community engagement has been a big buzzword in recent years. Cole Goins of the Center for Investigative Reporting recently shared tips with California reporters on how to think creatively about "journalism as a community change agent."

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Before Jackie Valley tackled her series on the unmet mental health needs of Nevada's children, “community engagement” had not been something she regularly practiced. She shares how she took the plunge.

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It started as a series of reports on the dangers Latino children face when they're not placed in car seats. It bloomed into a full-scale public awareness campaign. Here’s how one dogged reporter made it happen.

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