What is community media? What are the advantages of engaging community media when disseminating health research? When and how should you engage community media?

This free workshop is designed to teach health researchers and engaged health research partnerships how to best engage community media when communicating and sharing their findings (also open to community stakeholders and communications staff at health research institutions). The workshop will cover the basics of community media in Chicago, and will focus on practical ways for health research institutions and community-engaged health research partnerships to utilize community media when connecting with communities and sharing findings.

community media 101 speakers

Speakers (pictured above) will include Public Narrative President Jhmira Alexander, Yazmin Dominguez (Coordinator, Chicago Independent Media Alliance), Jesús Del Toro (​​Editor-in-Chief, La Raza), Maudlyne Ihejirika (columnist/reporter, Chicago Sun-Times), and Jackie Serrato (Editor-in-Chief, South Side Weekly).

This workshop is a collaboration between Public Narrative and the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) at Northwestern University. It is co-presented by the Chicago Consortium for Community Engagement (C3) and the Chicago Community, Media & Research Partnership (CCMRP), creator of the Framework for Making Research More Accessible Through Community Media. Click here to learn more about the partnership and framework.

Click here to register.