Creating community-driven journalism that encourages civic engagement
Based on The Green Line’s original theory-of-change models, the Attention Funnel and Action Journey.
A Chicago news outlet rethinks ‘hard-to-reach’ audiences
RJI Fellow Nissa Rhee will give people a behind-the-scenes look at how Borderless Magazine is using field canvassers to reach their Spanish communities.
Thanks to COVID-19, local news will never be the same. And it shouldn’t be
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted our routines, transformed our social interactions and redefined our relationships. Yet, as odd as it sounds, we’ll likely come to appreciate some of the changes this crisis wrought. Panic has a knack for dislodging lethargy. In local news, this lethargy — in the form of a steadily declining but still … Continued
Simple ways to build trust? Apparently NOT
Study finds most sites aren’t doing them
Journalists, let’s invest in trust, not just expect it
We know trust in the news media is decreasing. I mean, it’s really not a pretty picture. Let’s start with this stat: A 2016 Gallup poll revealed that just 32% of Americans say they have “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of trust in mass media.
Trusting News project receives $100,000 grant from Knight Foundation
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today committed $100,000 to the Trusting News project, which was launched by Joy Mayer with support from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. The project develops news engagement experiments and trains journalists on ways to increase trust with their audiences. It relies … Continued
Breaking News 4: When real news is fake
For this article I’m defining fake news as “news stories that have no factual basis but are presented as facts” (taken from “Social Media and Fake News in the 2016 Election”), whether a site’s goal is to make money or make partisan political points. Here are several ways real and fake news are the same. … Continued