Grassroots Journalism

Grassroots Journalism cover
Date of publication:
January 2007 | Update, July 2016

  • Contents
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Foreword by Sam Pizzigati
  • Introduction
  • Part One
    • Chapter One—Grassroots Journalism
    • Chapter Two—Successful stories: Real world case studies where grassroots journalism worked
  • Part Two
    • Chapter Three—How to find the issues in a community that will get your audience agitated and agitating
    • Chapter Four—Objectivity as advocacy, newswriting as organizing
    • Chapter Five—The nuts and bolts of writing a grassroots news story
    • Chapter Six—Doing research for news articles
    • Chapter Seven—Putting it all together
    • Chapter Eight—Now that it’s written, how to make sure your news article is read
  • Part Three
    • Chapter Nine—‘What about the workers?’: a look at media coverage of strikes
    • Chapter Ten—‘The greatest stories never told’: how the mass-media discourage activism and undermine democracy
    • Chapter Eleven—How to get a job as a grassroots journalist, and minimize stress on the job
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
    • Resources: An extensive guide to groups, books, and other publications useful to grassroots journalists
  • Acknowledgments
  • Bibliography
  • Index