Your audience is wicked smart and will ask serious questions. Here are 50 examples as proof
The Hearken Team
We’ve also explained how we don’t see news stories in binary: hard news vs. fluff. As our Engagement Consultant Ellen Mayer writes, “Too often, journalists dismiss any story that doesn’t qualify as hard news as trivial or ‘fluff.’ In doing so, they dismiss so many vital services journalists can and should perform for their communities.”
But back to our initial point: Your audience will ask serious, newsworthy questions. We’ve seen it happen for the dozens of newsrooms we work with, and we believe it’s true for your newsroom as well.
So today, we want to show receipts, as the saying goes. We’ve gathered together some of the many examples of audiences asking smart questions about serious issues. Our lengthy list is included in the full Medium article — every story there was created because audience members asked questions and newsrooms listened.