Past Event

Engaging Diverse Communities: A Conversation about News and Civic Information

WHEN: Friday, September 9, 2022 (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

WHERE: University of Oregon in Portland, 70 Northwest Couch St, Portland, OR 97209

What issues are most important right now? What tools and sources do people use for reliable news and information? What challenges do people face in getting information that helps them make decisions and take action in their local communities?

On Friday, September 9, we're convening journalists, civic organizations, and community members to better understand how people engage with trusted information during a time of huge changes in the media ecosystem.

We will center community voices on how to improve Oregon’s news and information ecosystem. We will begin by reviewing some table-setting baseline information and research on the health of our state’s media system. Most of our time together will be in conversation on how to better fill our community’s information needs and re-imagine what truly engaging, informative, and inclusive local news would look like.

Light breakfast and lunch will be served.

If you are unable to attend the in-person gathering in Portland on Sept. 9, we invite you to consider attending one of the following virtual sessions with a focus on the following regions:

This event is hosted by AAJA Portland, the Agora Journalism Center, OPB and the Oregon Values & Beliefs Center. More about AAJA PDX's co-hosts:

The Agora Journalism Center at the School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) is the University of Oregon’s forum for the future of local news and civic health in Oregon and beyond.

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) provides essential news and information to people across the Pacific Northwest. As a member-supported, non-profit organization with a public service mission, OPB delivers in-depth, fact-based reporting to connect and empower communities.

Oregon Values & Beliefs Center (OVBC) is a nonprofit that establishes a new standard for public opinion research and provides Oregonians a better understanding of their communities.