Allison Dikanovic is an engaged journalist, based in Brooklyn at the moment. She's becoming a better listener and innovator at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, where she's working toward her Master's in Engagement Journalism.
She's also making local news more collaborative as a fellow at the nonprofit newsroom, THE CITY, and is connecting Milwaukee residents to resources through News414, a collaborative project with Wisconsin Watch, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service and Outlier Media.
Allison seeks to connect newsrooms with their communities in meaningful ways that build trusting, reciprocal relationships. She wants to be part of a media that cultivates a more inclusive democracy.
Her work centers the lived experiences of those who are most directly affected by a given issue. She is most curious about journalism’s capacity to increase access, opportunity, connection and civic participation within communities.
Allison's background is in local, neighborhood-based news and youth development work. She has been published by the Associated Press, THE CITY, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Urban Milwaukee and On Milwaukee. Her work has received a regional Edward R. Murrow Award and is featured in the Solutions Journalism Network Story Tracker. 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 a more equitable and engaging future of information sharing, so don't hesitate to reach out.