Future Newspaper Tool

Mel Woods, Saskia Coulson, Raquel Ajates, Mara Balestrini, Sihana Bejtullahu, Stefano Bocconi, Gijs Boerwinkel, Marc Boonstra, Douwe-Sjoerd Boschman, Guillem Camprodon, Tomas Diez, Ioan Fazey, Drew Hemment, Christine van den Horn, Trim Ilazi, Ivonne Jansen-Dings, Frank Kresin, Dan McQuillan, Susana Nascimento, Emma PareschiAlexandre Polvora, Ron Salaj, Michelle Scott, Gui Seiz

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    This is an open-source downloadable tool that has been developed with community-led citizen science projects in mind. It is part of Citizen Sensing: A Toolkit, a collection of 25 methods and tools that can be used in citizen science projects.

    The Future Newspaper tool is designed for community members and citizen science practitioners wanting to start their own project and is designed to be used at the end of a citizen science project. The Future Newspaper methods helps the creative reflection process by asking participants to imagine a variety of desirable futures. Then, by working backwards from those visions, participants can articulate the conditions, resources, stakeholders and events which might help lead to those outcomes. These can then become discussion points which the community can vote on to create actions and interventions.

    This page includes a Future Newspaper guidance document which outlines the tool, the steps, resources needed and useful links that can explain the process of using the toolkit yourself. The page also includes a Future Newspaper canvas to be used in conducting this activity.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherUniversity of Dundee
    Number of pages6
    Place of PublicationDundee
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020


    • Citizen Science
    • Environmental Monitoring
    • Climate Issues
    • Toolkits
    • Co-Creation
    • Design
    • Futurologist
    • Headline
    • Storytelling
    • Engaging
    • Backwards Planning
    • Group activity
    • Horizon scanning


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    • Co-Evaluation Tool

      Woods, M., Ajates, R., Gulari, N., Coulson, S. & Consortium, GROW., Oct 2020, 8 p. Dundee : University of Dundee.

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      Open Access
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    • Community Level Indicators Tool

      Woods, M., Coulson, S., Ajates, R., Hemment, D., Balestrini, M., Bejtullahu, S., Bocconi, S., Boerwinkel, G., Boonstra, M., Boschman, D-S., Camprodon, G., Diez, T., Fazey, I., van den Horn, C., Ilazi, T., Jansen-Dings, I., Kresin, F., McQuillan, D., Nascimento, S., Pareschi, E., & 4 othersPolvora, A., Salaj, R., Scott, M. & Seiz, G., Oct 2020, 4 p. Dundee : University of Dundee.

      Research output: Other contribution

      Open Access
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    • Data Postcards Tool

      Woods, M., Coulson, S. & Ajates, R., Oct 2020, 5 p. Dundee : University of Dundee.

      Research output: Other contribution

      Open Access
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