Sally Duros interviewed Jan Schaffer about her 20 years of work at J-Lab. Read her post here for the Knight Digital Media Center at USC-Annenberg.
In the article, Schaffer says:
“We are already are seeing new taxonomies of journalism emerging that have more of a civic impulse then the kind of journalism I grew up with. So, what does that mean? Well, it means that some of the people who are getting involved in community news and information really want to build community, and not just cover it. That doesn’t mean build it with one agenda, but instead be stewards of good community life. And that’s a different mind set.”