Listening is a Revolutionary Act

Two women sit at microphones in a radio studio.

Applying the methods of international media development to the local news crisis in the United States

In this two-part series on Medium, Jesse Hardman, a reporter and community media developer, shows how the methods of international media development can help the local news crisis in the United States. He offers a step-by-step guide to creating local news projects like the Listening Post, in New Orleans. 

"I realized I wanted to do more than just drop in on a community, do an interview, and leave. I wanted to engage communities in a longer term, more meaningful way, not just as subjects, but also as diverse, unique audiences."

Read Part 1 | Read Part 2

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