On June, 2, Lisa Loving, former news editor of The Skanner News, read from her new book, “Street Journalist: Understand & Report the News in Your Community,” at Powell’s Books on Burnside. Approximately 50 people attended the reading and book signing. The book is available from Powell's, Microcosm Publishing and Amazon.
In the book, Loving draws on her experiences “to help expand your media literacy so that you can report on what matters most, hold powerful people accountable, and strengthen your community.”
The book explains the basics of journalism including an introduction to ethics, collecting information, tips on structuring stories and more. Additionally, Loving discusses how to build a community network centered on original reporting and details fact-checking considerations to more aptly filter out misinformation and “fake news.”
Lisa Loving is an award-winning journalist and media activist. She has spent almost her entire journalism career in community media, including a decade as news editor of The Skanner.
As a staff member and volunteer at KBOO Community Radio, she has trained hundreds of everyday people in the tools of independent journalism. She has reported for WIRED, The Oregonian, The New York Times and The San Jose Mercury News.