You’re invited: What is hyperlocal journalism? Hosted by 'Community Impact Newspaper'

Community Impact Newspaper's Central Austin team is hosting a community event Jan. 28.

Community Impact Newspaper's Central Austin team is hosting a community event Jan. 28.

Have you ever wondered how journalists find sources? Or what a copy editor does? Or how facts are checked?

The team behind Community Impact Newspaper’s Central Austin edition wants to answer your questions at this free, open-to-the-public community event Jan. 28 from 5-7 p.m. in the demonstration area of the Austin Central Library on Cesar Chavez Street.

“We look forward to answering our readers’ questions and having a meaningful discussion to stay true to our mission of building communities of informed citizens,” said Deeda Payton Lovett, the general manager of the Central Austin edition and the moderator of this event.

The panelists are Executive Editor Joe Lanane, Austin Managing Editor Joe Warner and Central Austin reporter Emma Freer.

Discussion topics include how we choose which stories to cover, the various newsroom roles, ways to develop a media diet, our fact-checking process and how we define hyperlocal journalism.

We also hope to answer questions from readers and attendees. You can submit questions in advance using this Google form.

Hope to see you there!

About us


John and Jennifer Garrett began Community Impact Newspaper in 2005 in Pflugerville, Texas. The company’s mission is to build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team.