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12 June 08:30 - 11:00The Park Södra

Building strong relationships between newsrooms and communities

Engaged journalism is all about connecting with the communities we serve - not just to increase readership and subscriber numbers, but to unearth new stories and perspectives.

The Local invites anyone who is already working with community-driven journalism, or would like to learn more about it, to a morning of talks and workshops where we'll discuss what an engaged community looks like, and how to build one. Breakfast will be served from 8.30am, and the event will be in English. 

This event is part of the European Journalism Centre's Engaged Journalism Accelerator, supporting engagement in newsrooms across Europe. The Local's Catherine Edwards is part of the Accelerator's Ambassador Network. If you would like more information about engaged journalism or are wondering if the event is relevant to you, please get in touch.

The key questions we'll be looking at during our first event are:

- How can you get to know your community better?
- How can your community contribute to reporting and storytelling?
- How can offline events build community?

Hope to see you there!


The event will take place between 8.30-11am on Wednesday, June 12th.

We'll meet at The Park Södra, Magnus Ladulåsgatan 3, Stockholm, which is The Local's new office space. To get there, take the pendeltåg to Stockholm Södra, or tunnelbana to Mariatorget. 

The event will kick off with breakfast and the opportunity to meet others working with engaged journalism in Sweden, before beginning the talks at 9am.

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

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Organized by

Catherine Edwards

Catherine is The Local's Europe Editor and Sweden's ambassador for the European Journalism Centre's Engaged Journalism Accelerator

Emma Löfgren

Emma is The Local Sweden's Editor and Deputy Managing Editor for all of The Local's nine sites.

Paul O'Mahony

Paul is The Local's Editorial Product Manager and former Managing Editor.