The Toolbox section includes tutorials designed to help nonprofits and community-based organizations effectively enage the media and the public. The section also provides resources that journalists can use to improve coverage of neglected communities.
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Learn why we included a toolbox and the purpose it serves.
- Communications Terms & Concepts
Includes reports and research involving Strategic Frame Analysis, a communications model for effective messaging of social issues. It also includes a communications glossary, quotes relating to communication and a reference bibliography.
- Community Toolbox
Includes guides to dealing with the news media, statistics on coverage issues, a tutorial on developing a newsletter and other guides to telling stories and providing information.
- Newsroom Toolbox
Includes tutorials, essays, analysis and first-person perspectives of journalists on topics related to improving the coverage of neighborhoods and community development.