When it comes to civic media, the attention economy is not adequate to the task of serving the unmet information needs of neglected communities. An intention economy can address this shortcoming.
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.
[Interview conducted May 2008] A former 60 Minutes producer, Charles Lewis hit hard limits on what he could cover in the commercial sector. So he jumped ship, and embarked on the “tough slog” of building his own nonprofit news outlet at a time — the late ’80s — when the industry was still flush, and […]