For three months, hundreds of East Oakland residents received a weekly text with “news you can use” from El Tímpano. They had all signed up to be a part of our latest pilot, “Pasa La Voz”.
Author Archives: Madeleine Bair
Madeleine Bair is an award-winning journalist and media developer, and the founder of El Tímpano. Madeleine has been carrying a microphone in her backpack since she belonged to the Oakland bureau of the Peabody Award-winning youth media organization, Children’s Express. As Senior Program Manager at the international nonprofit, WITNESS, she led a pioneering initiative dedicated to advancing the use of citizen video as a tool for human rights. Madeleine has taught radio production to young adults, worked on a morning show at Chicago Public Radio, and produced multimedia for Human Rights Watch. Her stories have appeared in the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, Colorlines, and Orion, and broadcast on PRI’s The World and Independent Lens. She lives with her partner and son in Oakland, where she spends her free time making mixtapes, dancing cumbia, and exploring the region on bike.
El Tímpano named “Outstanding Innovation Model” in major report
El Tímpano is featured in the section on “Outstanding Innovation Models” along with Univision Digital, Radio Ambulante, and two other game-changing media organizations.
An information needs assessment of Oakland’s Latino immigrants
Hundreds of residents shared with El Tímpano what they want to see in local media, and suggest innovative ways to address information gaps.
El Tímpano’s community microphone hits the streets
In a one-month pilot, more than 100 residents share how they are impacted by the rising cost of housing.
New grant will support text-message reporting
El Tímpano will be recipient of the Community Listening and Engagement Fund grant to spur innovation and trust in local news.
Deep listening to map a community’s information needs
How El Tímpano asked a local community about the information they want, and what we learned in the process.