Mark your calendars! On Thursday, Nov. 12 the Post will be hosting a virtual storytelling event meant to showcase community voices as well as provide a glimpse of the reporting process from our very own journalists.

What you need to know:

Date: Thursday, Nov. 12

Time: 7 p.m.

Where: virtually via Zoom

Cost: $5

Register now to secure your tickets. Click here to go to our Eventbrite registration page.

This event is made possible through a partnership with Back Pocket Media, a multimedia storytelling production company, which has provided us with training and logistical support thanks to a grant from the Brown Institute.

As a result, the Post and five other newsrooms across the country have been selected to take part in a new type of storytelling model meant to help newsrooms build trust between journalists and their readers and empower readers to be part of the storytelling process.

You may not know, but newsrooms across the nation, including ours, have also taken a financial hit due to the pandemic. We hope by creating engaging events like this one, we can also regain some of the lost revenue we’ve experienced by charging nominal fees.

You’ll listen to a performance by local jazz and spoken-word artist Shy But Flyy and hear stories directly from your neighbors, including Laura Som, the executive director of the MAYE Center in Cambodia Town, and Steven Contreras, community outreach director for the Long Beach Collective Association.

We’re also proud to feature Post journalists Jeremiah Dobruck and Crystal Niebla who will peel back the curtain on the reporting process of some of their most impactful stories.

Stephanie Rivera is the community engagement editor. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter at @StephRivera88.