It is ironic how strikingly similar the issues in today’s media landscape are to what motivated journalists to embark on civic journalism experiments in the 1990’s. So striking, that many civic journalists say that journalists would not have miscalled the 2016 presidential election if they had done basic civic listening
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After two decades of work at the forefront of journalism innovations, interactive journalism and news startups, J-Lab executive director Jan Schaffer weighs in with some observations and lessons learned. This post addresses journalism innovations.
Speaker: Jan Schaffer | AEJMC Conference, Boston, Mass.
Panel Discussion Moderated by Jan Schaffer, J-Lab Executive Director 2009 AEJMC Conference August 7, 2009 Boston, Mass.
Civic journalism is growing and evolving rapidly because it makes a deliberate attempt to reach out to citizens. Civic journalism can take the form of town meetings–“real” or “electronic”–or watching CSPAN, going on-line or attending focus groups.
Speaker: Jan Schaffer | Broadcast Educators Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV
Presentation by Jan Schaffer April 18, 2004 Broadcast Educators Association convention, Las Vegas, NV.
A report on race reporting by civic journalists highlights some common approaches.
In its first effort at inventing a new relationship between the newsroom and the Internet, New Hampshire Public Radio came up with an elegantly logical idea. It created an on-line Tax Calculator that last year helped state residents actually compute the cost of different tax reform measures to their own pocketbooks.
In Charlotte, N.C., more than 1,000 citizens have responded to lists of critical needs in nine of the city’s most crime-ridden neighborhoods. The newspaper collected the lists from neighborhood residents as part of what became its award-series, “Talking Back Our Neighborhoods.”