Editor’s note: This is part of a collection of essays on how to reach new audiences by listening. We asked four journalists from across the country to explain approaches they’ve used to build trust with specific communities, particularly those who may be alienated or disengaged. Writing from Ohio, Brittany Schock describes how Richland Source organized […]
Brittany is a reporter at Richland Source, a local digital news outlet in Ohio. For a January 2018 essay, she reflected on her work organizing a "Community Baby Shower." The event followed reporting on infant mortality, connecting mothers to local services and allowing the news organization to listen in the process. Follow her on Twitter @BrittanySchock.