"The gates to distributing news and information have long been broken in our radically-connected world, with traditional gatekeepers grappling to maintain relevance and connection to the public they serve…Loving’s Street Journalist is that timely and approachable resource that offers knowledge, tools, and insights into the process of journalism. Students of journalism, as well as community storytellers…will find this book invaluable as they strive to produce fair and equitable media coverage and hold powerful forces to account." –Andrew DeVigal, Endowed Chair in Journalism Innovation & Civic Engagement, University of Oregon Agora Center
A corrupt politician. A local business in trouble. A neighbor with a heroic story. An opportunity to work together for positive change. Whatever stories in your community most need to be told, the best person to tell them is you. Whether you're writing for your local newspaper, producing a podcast, or simply sharing daily observances on social media, the power of responsible and ethical journalism is in your hands. Longtime journalist Lisa Loving opens up about the world of journalism, sharing her hard-won skills and knowledge so that you can report on what matters most, hold powerful people accountable, and strengthen yourself and community by making needed improvements.
SUBJECT: DIY / Political / Activism / Microcosm Published
PUBLICATION: May 10, 2019
FORMAT: 192 pages, 5x7", paperback
CARTON QTY: 88
ART: B&W illustrations
Lisa Loving is an award-winning journalist and media activist. As a staff member at KBOO Community Radio, she has trained hundreds of everyday people in the tools of independent journalism. She has reported for WIRED and The Oregonian, and she was the stringer on the ground for The New York Times. But Lisa has spent her journalism career in community media, including a decade as news editor of The Scanner, an African American family-owned newspaper serving Portland and Seattle.
A small, innovative publishing house, Microcosm Publishing specializes in work designed to make the reader feel good about being alive, take an active role in bettering their life, and impact the world around them. Microcosm has developed a reputation for teaching self-empowerment, showing hidden histories, and fostering creativity through challenging conventional publishing wisdom with books and zines about DIY skills, food, politics, and art. Our books are printed in the USA.