How To Report First, and Best, What's Happening In Your Community, Second Edition

A Pew Center for Civic Journalism Workbook
Prepared by Richard C. Harwood, President and
Jeff McCrehan, Project Manager
The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation


Nine Ideas for Strengthening Journalism


Harwood Civic Life Frameworks: What civic life offers journalists.
Lays out a series of civic life frameworks that form the foundation for why and how newsrooms should tap multiple civic layers in their community.
Framework 1: Seeing the Layers of Civic Life
Framework 2: Identifying Types of Community Leaders
Framework 3: Engaging People Differently
Framework 4: Making Sense of Different Areas


Tapping Civic Life:
Outlines an approach to help journalists find a community's civic life and understand the implications of tapping into it.
Seven Knowledge Keys
Step 1: Decide What to Map
Step 2: Newsroom Conversations
Step 3: Civic Leader Interviews
Step 4: Interviewing Catalysts
Step 5: Community Conversations

What You Now Know
Provides a structure for figuring out what journalists are learning as they tap deeper into civic life.

Building Your Civic Map
Offers insights into how journalists can create a civic map - storing the knowledge gained for use in daily reporting.
The Tampa Tribune
The Denver Post
The San Diego Union-Tribune
The News Tribune

Quick Primer on Mapping a Community (Coming Soon)

About Tapping Civic Life, 2nd Edition
About The Harwood Institute, the Pew Center for Civic Journalism, and Acknowledgements

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