StateImpact Network News: February 4 – 10

Spotlight: Building ‘Core Communities’


As teachers become more active on Twitter, StateImpact Ohio is working to engage them.

Learn about the shift away from using social media to simply promote content to an “audience” and instead use it to have a two-way dialogue with a “community”: Corralling Your Core Communities.

Around the Network

  • What’s the difference between a heifer at a county fair and a box of Girl Scout cookies? StateImpact Idaho has the answer, proving once again that policy can be fun and interesting.
  • Molly Bloom of StateImpact Ohio talks about seclusion room policy on a podcast of the Student Press Law Center.
  • Emilie Ritter Saunders tells the blog “I Want Her Job” about working with people “who are innovative, smart and driven”: “My job with StateImpact Idaho is focused largely on digital reporting, but my background is in traditional broadcast. So, in the last 18 months, I’ve had to learn an entirely new set of skills and learn ways to apply traditional storytelling on a digital platform. That wouldn’t have happened without the pushing and teaching from my colleagues across NPR’s StateImpact network.”
  • Jessica Pupovac and Chris Swope got to explore Concord, N.H., last week as guests of New Hampshire Public Radio. They spent the better part of two days planning stories with the StateImpact New Hampshire team and training reporters Amanda Loder and Emily Corwin.   
StateImpact training at New Hampshire Public Radio

Chris Swope, NPR

Reporters Amanda Loder and Emily Corwin, and News Director Sarah Ashworth, get Excel tips from Data and Digital Coordinator Jessica Pupovac.

Skill Sharpening

Jessica Pupovac and Yan Lu have created lots of great new offerings in the StateImpact Toolbox:

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