Mallary Tenore

Mallary Tenore is the executive director of Images & Voices of Hope, a media nonprofit that aims to elevate media’s role as a force for good. In March 2017, she was the co-author of “Break Form: Making stories with and for the people,” a report on the impact and lessons from Localore: Finding America.

Best practices for doing community-driven storytelling

What journalists learn from listening to voices Each Finding America team immersed themselves deeply in their communities, first as outsiders and, over time, building meaningful relationships. The degree to which they succeeded in their assignment to create new story-making models was directly tied to their ability to establish trusting bonds. 1.) People are yearning for […]

10 key steps to making community-driven stories

Telling stories with and for people, instead of merely treating people as “sources,” is no easy task. The Finding America lead producers faced myriad obstacles while taking on the job of inventing new models for storytelling, but didn’t let these obstacles deter them. Some of the obstacles below involve finding ways to challenge traditional journalistic […]

At a glance: The Finding America projects, producers & lead collaborators

Visit Finding America’s metasite — — for additional context and ongoing updates from the projects below.  Anacostia Unmapped → Katie Davis, Brendan Sweeney, WAMU | Anacostia, a historically black neighborhood that is literally omitted from some maps of D.C., is where WAMU and Davis invite residents to lead storytelling efforts and explore the question […]