Brooklyn Deep Third Rail

Third Rail Eps 31: The Case for Hyper Local News

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On this episode, we unpack the role local news plays in neighborhoods like Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights and how outlets reporting in Central Brooklyn are cover gentrification.

Guest: Jarrett Murphy, Executive Editor & Publisher, City Limits

Segment 1: What role does hyperlocal news play in communities like Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy?
As much of what we knew of as metro reporting by legacy news outlets has faded in prominence over the last 10 years-- we want to know what role does hyperlocal news play in communities like Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy?

Segment 2: Reporting on the G word
It’s almost impossible to discuss hyper-local happenings without mentioning gentrification. But how is it currently being framed in mainstream media?


Segment 3: "Tell 'Em Why You Mad" 
Roundup

Third Rail Eps 13: Telling stories. Taking care of business.

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Guest Hosts: 

Monique Greenwood, Owner & CEO, Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns
Kai Wright, Editor-at-Large, Colorlines

Segments: 

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?

3. "Tell em why you mad" Roundup