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Joy Mayer

Joy Mayer

Joy Mayer is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism. Her work focuses on community engagement in journalism, and how news and information can be more of a conversation and less of a lecture. She had a 2010-2011 fellowship at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, where she did a survey of 500 newspaper editors’ views on engagement, held a seminar on measuring the success of engagement efforts, and published a newsroom discussion guide for community engagement.

Joy is a faculty editor at the Columbia Missourian, where she is the director of community outreach. She teaches classes in participatory journalism, multimedia design and print design.

Joy Mayer's Blogs and Trainings

[Archived Webinar, Nov. 2014] Social Searching for Journalists

Strategic use of social platforms can include finding sources that lead to better journalism, sharing content more effectively and figuring Read More

[Archived Webinar, Oct. 2014] Motivating and Measuring Community Engagement and Action

Find the right metrics to assess the impact of community information. Read More

July 22 Webinar preview: Motivating, measuring civic knowledge and action

Mission-driven organizations must show evidence that their work is making a difference. That means defining success, identifying specific metrics and Read More