Scholarly Reportage and the End of Extraction: Connecting People and Public information

Tuesday November 30, 6:30PM

@ Red Emma's

Join us for a discussion on how independent media outlets can reimagine journalism and get information directly to the public, without being extractive. We will explore how scholars might work with journalists to better serve the public and share access to public information. 

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Sarah Alvarez is the founder and editor of Outlier Media, a Detroit-based service journalism organization that identifies, reports, and delivers valuable information to empower residents to hold landlords, municipal government, and elected officials accountable for long standing problems.

J. Brian Charles is a Baltimore-based reporter for The Trace, a team of journalists exclusively dedicated to reporting on our country’s gun violence crisis. He covers inequality and criminal justice. He previously worked for Governing and The Hill.

Andrew Herrera is the director of network growth at City Bureau, a Chicago-based journalism lab reimagining local media by equipping people with skills and resources. He comes to this work from a career in consumer public relations and a decade as a political organizer on Chicago’s lower-west side.

Lisa Snowden is an independent journalist in Baltimore and founding editor of the Baltimore Beat. Seen in Baltimore City Paper, Baltimore Sun, Columbia Journalism Review, Essence magazine, Washington Post, and as a force on Baltimore Twitter.

This talk is sponsored by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for UMBC’s Baltimore Field School and will be moderated by Nicole King (UMBC) and Imani Spence (UMD-College Park). Our discussion is connected to the Baltimore Field School talk in April 2021 at Red Emma’s by Lewis Wallace A View from Somewhere: Moving Towards Anti-Extractive Fieldwork Approaches.

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