Advisory board helps OCN create impact

Reaching more Greater Oviedo and Winter Springs residents, with a goal of creating a more informed and connected community, was one of the main topics Oviedo Community News’ Community Advisory Board discussed at its most recent meeting.

On June 16, three members of the CAB met with Editor-in-chief Megan Stokes. The group suggested that OCN reach out to local community groups – including homeowners associations, PTAs and churches – asking them to help spread the word about the nonprofit newsroom. Partnering with professionals who have regular contact with community members, such as local real estate agents, was discussed as well.

The CAB also explored editorial plans surrounding local issues, such as traffic and the upcoming election. Members suggested that OCN add more video content to the newsletter and website.

The board brainstormed ways to raise funds for the newsroom to ensure that OCN will continue to serve the community far into the future. One suggestion was to make sure readers and corporate sponsors have clear examples of what their donations will pay for. For instance, a $2,000 sponsorship would pay for two in-depth series of articles on topics readers identified as important, such as local growth and development or local issues concerning education or the environment.

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