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How journalists in Sweden are focusing on community: Event by The Local

The talks from six journalists provoked plenty of discussion. Photo: Emma Löfgren/The Local

Published: 22.Oct.2019 13:58 hrs

The Local hosted an event for journalists, editors and others to discuss how newsrooms in Sweden can do more to involve their community in reporting. Catherine Edwards discusses what we learned, and what's next for engaged journalism in Sweden.

Regular readers of The Local have hopefully noticed a change in how we do journalism over the past two years. When we launched Membership, this wasn't just a way to raise revenue, but also a chance to bring our readers closer to our reporting and give them ownership of The Local.

In May I joined the European Journalism Centre's Engaged Journalism Accelerator as Sweden Ambassador, along with five other ambassadors from France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and the UK. Our aim is to research and promote engaged journalism in our countries and across Europe, and to bring together those who are interested in it. 

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