Allison Dikanovic is a Brooklyn-based, community-engaged journalist. She's becoming a better listener and innovator at CUNY's Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, where she's working toward her Master's in Social Journalism and trying to stop spilling coffee on the train.
Allison seeks to connect newsrooms with their constituents in meaningful ways that build trust, increase collaboration and encourage mutual investment. She wants to be part of a media that cultivates a healthier, more inclusive democracy.
Her work centers the voices and 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, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Urban Milwaukee and On Milwaukee, and her work is featured in the Solutions Journalism Network Story Tracker. She received a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for her multimedia series, A Crime hidden in plain sight: human trafficking in Milwaukee, and 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 for today's communities, so don't hesitate to reach out.