Here’s the second post in my series on what we need from journalism:
What does a re-vitalized, economically viable journalism that meets the needs of communities and democracies look like?
After years of working with journalists through Journalism That Matters, a nonprofit that I co-founded with three career journalists, I’m finally offering my perspective on what’s possible in the emerging news and information ecosystem.
Check it out:
On August 10, 2010, I posted a proposal on behalf of the Journalism That Matters Pacific Northwest Collaboratory at an Ashoka Changemakers competition focused on strong communities – http://www.changemakers.com/node/85785.
I didn’t do it to win the competition (though that would be fine). I did it to get clearer about the role and purpose of the Collaboratory.
The Collaboratory is intended to support the pioneers who are shaping the emerging news and information ecosystem in the Northwest. In writing the proposal, I was delighted to get clear that one key place that my journalism work intersects my work with social technologies like Open Space Technology.