How Nonprofit Journalism Meets the Challenge: Lessons from Standing Rock
Millions around the world followed protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline via social media and online publications. Like actions over the killing of Trayvon Martin and international Women’s March rallies, activism circulating via Facebook and Twitter has pushed journalists to be responsive to where audiences are, and to deliver analysis and coverage in bold and unconventional ways. The explosion of this strand of nonprofit journalism offers many lessons for community media. Jenni Monet was one of the leading journalists at Standing Rock, employing Facebook Live and many other forms of reporting. Her media work garnered international headlines after police arrested her while reporting from the protests. Monet will discuss her reporting, her vision for nonprofit journalism, how she accomplished all she did as a one-person operation, and prospects for press freedom today.
Speaker: Jenni Monet