Making Sense of Your Issue
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF
Who are all involved and how are they being affected differently?
In what ways is this an issue? To what degree?
When is this an issue? Under what conditions?
YOU DON'T NEED TO HAVE ANSWERS... SIMPLY ADD TO THE CONVERSATION
What do we need to give greater attention to and why?
What experiences are NOT being acknowledged or addressed?
What questions should we be asking?
Information is contextual
Keep your information need in mind.
What information is available?
What information is relevant?
Look at a lot of information... here are a few starting points
62% of U.S. adults get news on social media
Search aggregated news with Google News
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Is information accurate?
Information is constructed
It's not just about picking between or balancing available information?
What do we know based on all available information? What statistics, facts, and quotes are being referenced? Which perspectives are being shared?
What information, stories, and voices are NOT being represented or recorded?
What do we know? What are we missing?
Blind monks examining an elephant, an ukiyo-e print by Hanabusa Itchō. Public Domain.