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Speaking for Ourselves: A Youth Assessment of Local News Coverage

Conducted by Bay Area high school students, this 2002 report examines coverage of youth on the local Fox affiliate, KTVU Channel 2. This report by CMJ (then the Youth Media Council) presents findings from a three-month study of trends in news coverage, and recommends steps journalists can take to improve reporting on youth and youth Read more

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Displacing the Dream: A Report on Bay Area Newspaper Coverage of Development and Gentrification

As of 2006, Oakland and San Francisco had each lost 20 to 25 percent of their African-American populations. Displacing the Dream exposes the failure of Bay Area newspapers to adequately cover the crisis of gentrification and displacement facing the Bay Area today. What did newspaper coverage of housing and development include? Whose voices were heard Read more

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Proceedings of the 2009 Midwest Rural Assembly

In August 2009, a group of 170 people gathered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to launch the Midwest Rural Assembly—a network of community leaders, organizations, and policymakers dedicated to creating a stronger rural America. They discussed the issues that mattered most to them, assessed policy opportunities and challenges, and committed to action.

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Measuring Impact: An Organizer’s Toolkit to Evaluate Communications Effectiveness

Use this kit to evaluate the impact of your communications work; improve communications plans; develop winning media strategies; and track gains and change to become powerful media leaders and sources. This toolkit was developed by CMJ in partnership with Charlotte Ryan of the Movement/Media Research and Action Project (MRAP).

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Twitter Basics for Organizers

Did you know that almost half of journalists use Twitter as a source for a story? These days organizers are using Twitter to build relationships, mobilize people around causes and reach out to journalists. If you’re just starting out, take a look at our primer for beginners and get started tweeting.

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Media Strategy Resource Guide for Anti-Occupation Activists

This resource guide is developed in direct response to concerns that Arab, Muslim, and specifically Palestinian leaders have limited access to tools and resources needed to participate effectively in public and media debates on the occupation of Palestine.  While many important Jewish, Christian, and other leaders are working for a peaceful end to the Israeli Read more