Census 2020: How can journalists and community leaders collaborate to ensure all are counted?

On August 21, Renaissance Journalism and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) co-hosted a lively conversation among 40-plus Bay Area journalists and community leaders about the 2020 Census. We challenged these “trusted community messengers” to brainstorm creative ways they could work together to increase participation in the census, particularly in “hard-to-count” groups, such as immigrants, racial minorities and the homeless.

Watch our video, produced by Kaylee Fagan, to learn more:

Renaissance Journalism is hosting regional roundtables to explore media’s impact on the housing insecurity crisis

Renaissance Journalism has launched a new national effort to explore and recommend innovative ways to improve news media coverage of the housing affordability and insecurity crisis.

To inform our study, which was commissioned by The Ford Foundation, we are convening three regional roundtable discussions to bring together a diverse mix of 20-25 leaders from media, philanthropy, the nonprofit/community sector and other fields. Through a facilitated dialogue, we will discuss existing media practices, imagine new possibilities, and consider ways to improve coverage.

 Renaissance Journalism is partnering with the Neighborhood Funders Group and the New School’s Journalism + Design program to undertake this work.

Watch the following videos, which were produced by Kaylee Fagan, to learn more about the Fresno & San Antonio Media & Housing Roundtables: