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Literary Activism Workshop Series: Media Relationships


At the fourth and final workshop, the renowned attorney David Singleton, executive director at the Ohio Justice and Policy Center (OJPC) spoke. The presentation educated attendees on how communities can foster better relationships with the media as a way to ensure accurate representation, and how the message they want to share gets far-reaching and balanced coverage.

Following Singleton’s presentation, there was a panel discussion including members of the media, advocates, concerned citizens, and community leaders. 

Panel topic discussion included: How do algorithms decide what information reaches your community? Do certain media practices marginalize minority and or dissenting viewpoints? How can nonprofits play a role in investigating reporting? How can you create media content? How do you support independent media?

The goal of this panel is to hear multiple perspectives and have a healthy discussion from various points of view.