In Philadelphia, Newsroom Uses On the Table as an Experiment in Audience Engagement

February 26, 2018 by On the Table NLN

Sandra Shea, managing editor, opinion, Philadelphia Media Network

We live in a new era of change and instability. We have grown used to disturbing terms like “alternative facts” and “fake news;” been exposed to policies and rhetoric that create division and fear, and have had to scrutinize our identity as a nation and a democracy. Amid this uncertainty, there are a few things I am sure of: we can always find truth in people’s stories. We can always find strength in conversations with each other. We can always solve our problems if we are at the table, together.  

That’s why we at Philadelphia Media Network were excited to participate in On the Table and why it felt like it came at just the right time. The timing was also good because not long before, we began examining ways we could develop deeper relationships with our audience, and listen to them more deeply. Read more here.

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