Connor Sheets fellowship project 2016–2017
Connor Sheets, statewide investigative reporter for AL.com, will create, implement and evaluate techniques that recognize, train and engage members of Alabama communities in pitching stories and concepts they believe should be part of the mainstream news agenda. He will lead a series of targeted seminars intended to generate a base of news “deputies” to serve as a conduit for the ideas, experiences and concerns that affect them and their peers, ultimately resulting in richer and more varied coverage of the local communities.
Stories about Connor Sheets fellowship project 2016–2017
Eight fellowships have been awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. The projects range from emerging technologies and watchdog journalism to community engagement and navigating new business models.
RJI Fellow developing bot-driven engagement to build community, extend news coverageCoverage. It’s what we promise as news organizations. We cover stories, communities, events and people. Every news organization should make one promise to its community: We’ve got you covered.
September 27, 2016