Survey of Newsroom Public-Engagement Programs, October 2016

Produced for the National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation, October 2016, by Peggy Holman (Journalism That Matters), Kyle Bozentko (The Jefferson Center), and Josh Wilson (Watershed Media Project). Download a PDF of the anonymized survey results View the original survey Continue reading Survey of Newsroom Public-Engagement Programs, October 2016

“Fundamentally, our work is about building relationships and trust”

A conversation about public media in the Garden State with the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s Molly de Aguiar WATERSHED: Your organization is a longtime, mainline public-media funder — and a household fixture in North Jersey in the ’70s and ’80s, Continue reading “Fundamentally, our work is about building relationships and trust”

Soup kitchens of the information superhighway — journalism’s inequity problem

One of the best things that has come out of the futurist vision for journalism has been the idea of the “information needs of communities” — a bland, technocratic but ruthless turn of phrase, full of demands and expectations. Demands Continue reading Soup kitchens of the information superhighway — journalism’s inequity problem

Changing journalism philanthropy — and practice: A shared metamorphosis

Nonprofit journalism — and in particular its public-interest practice in neglected and marginalized communities — is critically underfunded, and journalists and their advocates are in a great position to lead systemic change. Continue reading Changing journalism philanthropy — and practice: A shared metamorphosis