CME Hosts News Tools Workshop

Participants listen to one another at the News Tools Workshop in Austin, TX.

In February, the Center for Media Engagement hosted its third workshop – the first to focus on news tools. Topics ranged from what audience engagement tools worked and didn’t work for news organizations, to what tools could be created to help solve political polarization and get millennials more involved in the news.
Organizations represented at the workshop were The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, WNYC/New York Public Radio, The Houston Chronicle, The Texas Tribune, Media General, KXAN, GateHouse Media, New Orleans Times-Picayune, The Dallas Morning News and the Knight Lab at Northwestern University.
The full report of our findings from the workshop will be released next month.

Workshop participant Penny Riordan of GateHouse Media wrote on her company’s blog a recap of her experience, including what she learned from University of Texas at Austin students who attended part of the workshop. Click here to read Penny’s blog.