Texas Observer’s engagement team is working to improve the way we do coverage, while reenvisioning a more accurate and equitable approach to journalism. To do it, we’re working alongside grassroots leaders and organizations to survey communities that are historically under-covered and frequently misrepresented in the media. We’re asking Texans how they receive their information, and about the issues they feel need to be prioritized. We’re also teaching residents how to combat disinformation, reach out to reporters, and even how to tell their own stories on a local level.
Our team understands that in order to improve journalism, we must first repair our relationship with historically oppressed communities. And that work is not possible without a joint effort with community changemakers, independent journalism and organizations. This is a full-on Collab and we’d love for you to be involved.
Since 1954, the Observer has focused on communities who are often ignored. Funding from the Google News Initiative takes us to the next level.
In collaboration with Trucha and Equal Voice Network, this panel critically addresses journalism coverage, representation in media leadership/reporting and how coverage can be improved in the RGV region. Watch here.
A conversation between local residents, advocates and elected leaders about emergency planning and long-term plans for the City of Nacogdoches and Nacogdoches County. Watch here.