Join Chalkbeat's Reader Advisory Board
Serving on this board means you will guide our coverage, hold us accountable, and help us build strong relationships in the communities we cover. We're asking members to commit to a one-year term, which requires vocal participation in 60-minute video conference calls with Chalkbeat reporters and editors four times a year.
Between meetings, we ask RAB members to participate in our private Facebook Group to keep in touch and share stories from Chalkbeat and other news outlets that seem relevant to the group's shared interest. Our RAB members are Chalkbeat ambassadors in their communities; we rely on them to help spread the word about our work, and put us in touch with local folks and organizations we might be able to partner with down the road.
This is a rolling application. Please complete this short nine-question application and we'll be in touch soon.
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What's your name?
What's your primary connection to education?
For example, parent, teacher, administrator, researcher, policymaker, advocate. Feel free to include where you work.
What's your email address?
Where do you live?
Knowing this helps us ensure fair representation across all our markets.
What race do you identify with?
We want to ensure our board matches the diversity of our readership.
What education issues are you most interested in? How would you describe existing news coverage of these issues (in Chalkbeat and elsewhere)?
A paragraph or two is plenty — no need to spend more than 10 minutes on this.
Why do you want to join Chalkbeat's Reader Advisory Board and what assets would you bring to the table?
For example, what are your areas of expertise or what community groups are you connected to?
Critique a recent Chalkbeat story. Be sure to include the headline or link in your response.
Things to consider: What voices were missing? How interesting was the piece? Was it readable without knowing the backstory of the issue? Would you share it with your network? Why/why not?
If you're active on social media, please share your Twitter or Facebook profile(s):
Social media activity is not a requirement, but it does help Chalkbeat stories reach readers outside our existing audience.
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