Pop-up newsroom concept comes to library

By The Active Age | July 31, 2023

The Wichita Journalism Collaborative has launched a pop-up newsroom called News Connect at the Advanced Learning Center Library.

The collaborative, which includes The Active Age and 10 other media outlets and community partners, hopes News Connect will give members of the public an opportunity to interact with local journalists. In that way, they can contribute to the stories that shape our community.

The pop-up newsroom is active every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On some Thursdays, there will be scheduled programming such as listening sessions on housing challenges facing our community, discussion of election issues and talking with city officials. Other weeks, the newsroom will be an open workspace where you can ask questions, suggest story ideas, voice your opinion and more.

        Housing input sought

On Aug. 17, collaborative members are inviting members of the public to bring us their thoughts and suggestions on housing issues facing the city, including homelessness, the shortage of affordable housing and nuisance properties. But other topics are welcome, too.

The pop-up newsroom is located in the Rolland Eakins TEC-Novation Room on the first floor of the library, which his located at 711 W. Second St.

To stay informed about scheduled events during News Connect, follow the Wichita Journalism Collaborative on Facebook.