One of the skills that I would like to promote for academics is the ability to write a popular article, reporting their activities while they are working with grassroots communities. I do realize that most of my work will not be “sexy” enough for a reporter to write. So instead of waiting for their report, I would just write my own and circulate through social media.
My most recent reporting article “South Madison farmer fights food injustice with Ex-Cons” has gotten attention. Both Anthony Cooper and Robert Pierce were approached by the Capital Times after reading this article. It certainly helped amplify the mission of the project, and reach out broader community about the food justice movement in South Madison.
Update Aug 10 – read the article at host.madison.com.