Stephanie Snyder is an engagement consultant for Hearken, a company that helps over 100 news organizations around the world listen to their audiences. Before joining Hearken, Stephanie’s career in local journalism spanned newsrooms ranging from for-profit and nonprofit startups to traditional daily newspapers, where she gradually shifted from multimedia reporting to a focus on audience development and community engagement through public-powered journalism, events, social media and finding creative ways to connect with readers. Like a quickly-growing number of people, she is an enthusiastic Denver transplant (mountains! breweries! erratic weather!) after working as a journalist in New York City, Southern California, Washington, D.C., and her hometown — Phoenix.