About the Author: Cole Goins

Cole Goins is a journalist, facilitator and media consultant dedicated to helping newsrooms collaborate and forge deeper relationships with their communities. He spearheads an applied learning initiative by Journalism + Design that helps journalists use the tools of systems thinking in their reporting. He is the former director of community engagement at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, where he organized media collaborations and led public engagement initiatives. He was a senior fellow in the 2015 USC Annenberg Health Journalism Fellowships and previously served as engagement editor for the Center for Public Integrity.