In “Telling stories. Taking care of business.” we explore the intersection between citizen journalism and community entrepreneurship in Central Brooklyn.
1. Journalism that Builds Community: Although digital and social media have opened up new ways for people to share stories and information, few news outlets do in-depth reporting on a neighborhood level, and locally grown journalism is becoming scarce. In the age of Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, we ask what role citizen journalism can play in strengthening community and building power in Central Brooklyn?
2. Small Business that Builds Community: Neighborhoods are often measured by how vibrant their retail action on its commercial strips. As Central Brooklyn grapples with changing commercial tastes and gentrification, what is the role of local entrepreneurs? Is opening a business and creating jobs enough? Or do business leaders have another responsibility?
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