I AM DENVER - Storytelling Project
What Denver’s Chief Storyteller Is Learning About Listening
In local government, communications is often about getting out City Hall’s message—using the media, social channels, speeches, and other means to reach residents and talk to them. Denver’s Rowena Alegría believes City Hall communications is missing the opportunities that come with listening?—?especially when it comes to the city’s underrepresented peoples. As the city’s recently appointed Chief Storyteller, her role is to find those people, engage them, give them voice, and, in the process, capture Denver’s yesterday today and tomorrow. Bloomberg Cities says that I Am Denver
, the resulting multimedia community storytelling project, is as much an experiment in resident engagement as it is a pipeline of digital content. Come get a peek at what the stories look like, how they’re helping to frame a new model for how the city engages with community and maybe even explore your own I Am Denver story.