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 Alabama, Connor Sheets describes how he piloted a […]
Connor is an investigative reporter at Alabama Media Group. For a January 2018 essay, he reflected on his Reynolds Journalism Institute fellowship project that created news "deputies," an effort to stay in touch with diverse voices within the state. Follow him on Twitter @ConnorASheets.