Allison Dikanovic is a journalist based in Brooklyn, with big love for the Rust Belt (mostly Milwaukee). She's becoming a better listener and innovator while earning her Master's in Engagement Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.
As an engagement fellow at THE CITY, she's making local news more collaborative and useful to New Yorkers, especially those trying to keep their homes during the pandemic. She's also connecting Milwaukee residents to resources, meeting info needs and driving reporting from residents' concerns through News414, a pilot project and texting service from Wisconsin Watch, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service and Outlier Media.
Allison's work explores how journalists can build better, more creative news systems in partnership with and directly serving those most impacted by an issue. She's curious about how equitable access to information and investigation can contribute to a media that minimizes harm and cultivates power, connection and action in communities.
Her background is in local, neighborhood-based news and youth development work. During her favorite summer, she worked with high school students to create Youth Rise MKE, a youth-led digital magazine project.
Allison would love to work together to build cool s***, so please reach out.