The American Press Institute created an outline for implementing a community advisory board in newsrooms. It answers the essential question of: What does a community advisory board do? You can learn more about the San Diego Union-Tribune’s community board selection criteria and hear from Joy Mayer of Trusting News about how to make participating on a community advisory board more accessible. Canopy Atlanta even creates community advisory boards for different neighborhoods.
Researching veteran and rookie community advisory boards from across the country, this piece covers:
How to recruit an advisory board that reflects the diversity of your community
Tips for running productive, meaningful board meetings
How your newsroom can demonstrate accountability to the board
Considerations for successfully making the case for a community advisory board to your newsroom’s leadership
It’s important to remember to set specific goals attached to your board and make a business case for implementation. This piece can help you begin that journey.