Tag: journalism that matters
RJI to host Reporting for a Post-COVID Recovery
Join the Reynolds Journalism Institute for a discussion with four journalists who are changing the way media reports on business, economic mobility and American prosperity.
Local communities and local news need a new economic narrative: Why not create it together?
If local news is so critical to the health, economic and civic success of a community, why are local news organizations an afterthought in economic development conversations? And what would it take to change that?
A 2008-2009 Reynolds Fellow leads development of new journalism innovation center at Oregon
An innovation center committed to exploring how citizens can interact and gain value from journalism is becoming reality for the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism, thanks to a generous anonymous donor. UO alumnus Mike Fancher has been tasked with launching the new think tank — the Center for Journalism Innovation and Civic Engagement — … Continued
‘Solutions’ and journalism grow closer together — what are implications for independence?
There is increasing momentum driving the idea that mainstream journalism — and the ethics training around it — should include the notion that it is not only OK but essential for reporters to report and even help convene community conversation around “solutions” to problems. But what does this do to the notion of independence? J-Lab … Continued
Is covering climate change going to be ultimate test of the value of journalism?
Journalist/activist (he says he is both) Bill McKibben made some important points last week as he accepted the Estlow Anvil of Freedom Award from the University of Denver in an event which RJI helped convene. He argues that that journalists have a responsibility to cover what’s significant, and that just because they have a point … Continued
Consensus on journalist-library collaboration begins to emerge at ‘Beyond Books’
A draft consensus statement for journalist/librarian collaboration is circulating after garnering support at “Beyond Books: News, Literacy, Democracy and America’s Libraries,” a two-day Journalism That Matters symposium in Cambridge April 6-7 co-sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. On Thursday, participants in “Beyond Books” moved to the Cambridge Public Library for a public wrapup … Continued
What do we mean by engagement? An RJI fellow ponders
In 2008-2009, Donald W. Reynolds Fellow Mike Fancher concluded that journalists needed to develop a “new ethic of public engagement” as an enhancement or amendment to The Journalist’s Creed. This year, Reynolds Fellow Joy Mayer has been following that thread. She’s been asking: “What do we mean by engagement?” The idea of sorting out the meaning … Continued