Collaborative journalism: How you can get involved

We want to see equitable and sustainable access to energy globally, and we believe stories are essential in moving us forward. Help us get there.

Andrew Mambondiyani

We believe journalism is a collective responsibility. The best story ideas come from communities — from the people who are living with the issues and witnessing the solutions firsthand. At Discourse Media, it’s important to us to work with people, as opposed to reporting on them. This means we create space for feedback and ideas and make a genuine effort to listen. It means checking in and following up.

Here are a few ways you can help us tell a deeper, more inclusive story about access to energy:

Tell us what you think.

What stories and perspectives are we missing? What opportunities are we overlooking? Send your feedback and story ideas to info@discoursemedia.org.

When we approach stories, our first step is to complete a landscape analysis. This research helps us understand what’s happening in the space we will be working in and figure out where we can add value. Right now, we’re researching media coverage of energy access issues and solutions in sub-Saharan Africa. Whether you’re a journalist with experiences in the field or a media consumer with thoughts to share, we would love it if you took a few minutes to complete our survey.

Survey for reporters: https://goo.gl/forms/sWOWP27hAHh2YxbK2

Survey for the public: https://goo.gl/forms/eqPpAVrf205JbXIJ2

Report with us.

Are you a journalist looking to collaborate? We’re always looking for ways to combine resources and ideas with an aim toward more impactful reporting. Be in touch: reporters@discoursemedia.org.

Tell us how you’re using Power Struggle.

Impact is a tricky thing to measure, but impact stories can help inform the direction of our reporting and our next project. Has a story you read on Power Struggle compelled you to take action? Did it lead to a conversation with friends? A new project you’re working on? A letter to a politician? We’d love to hear from you: info@discoursemedia.org.

Contribute.

Are you a funder interested in supporting collaborative solutions journalism and constructive dialogue about the future of energy or another issue? Get in touch at info@discoursemedia.org.

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