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Director of Community Engagement
Her work focuses on developing strategies and opportunities to engage new and existing audiences across multiple platforms. Among her efforts is the engagement-driven, community-centered live storytelling series Unheard LA, leading human-centered design projects, and Feeding the Conversation, an ongoing series of engagement-sourcing gatherings that bring together members of the community with KPCC journalists around specific themes or coverage areas.
Ashley also serves as board president of Journalism That Matters, on the steering committee of Gather, as mentor for Membership Puzzle Project’s Join the Beat cohort, as a senior fellow for engagement for the USC Center for Health Journalism, and as a curator for American Press Institute’s BetterNews.org.
In 2019, Southern California Public Radio won the inaugural Gather Award for engaged journalism portfolio at the Online Journalism Awards.
Stories by Ashley Alvarado
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Your questions will be voted on by fellow community members, and they might help inform KPCC’s education coverage.
Your questions will be voted on by fellow community members, and they might help inform KPCC's programming online, on-air and in person.
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