2019 AEJMC: Community Engagement Tour at The Discourse-Scarborough

The Discourse is a digital news media company that uses community engagement and deep listening strategies to build new models of local journalism centered on communities underserved and stigmatized by media. Following an assessment of news and information needs, The Discourse set up a project in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough. On Thursday 8/8 we will be visiting a community space where they host pop-up newsrooms, the East Scarborough Storefront (4040 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1E 2R6). There we will meet journalists and managers from The Discourse as well as others who have participated in their community-engaged work. The tour is limited to 20 people, who can register on a first-come, first-serve basis using the Google form. The tour group will meet in the hotel lobby and depart promptly at 10 a.m. We will take public transportation to Scarborough—which will take approximately one hour each way. Members must purchase their own Metro pass for the trip, and may wish to purchase lunch in Scarborough at the conclusion of the meeting.

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