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Media for the Common Good: Part Two

Both journalists and the public have a role to play in reinventing journalism that supports communities to thrive. I see journalists grappling with two bedrock elements of their work: their relationship with truth and the ethics of engagement.

Media for the Common Good: Part One

During times of upheaval, we need stories that are inclusive, generative, and inspire us to engage. Some journalists are starting to provide them.

Mapping the News and Information Ecosystem

Envisioning what the news and information ecosystem looks like contributes to creating it.

The Changing News and Information Ecosystem: What Can You Do?

How can you contribute to a healthy journalism ecosystem?

Journalism for Navigating Uncertainty: The Diversity Principle

Innovation demands diversity, using our differences creatively.

Journalism for Navigating Uncertainty: The Engagement Principle

Engagement increases respect, appreciation, and partnership between journalists and communities. In 1775, the American Revolution launched an experiment in engagement called “democracy”. That sparked a critical need for an informed public and ignited a mass literacy movement.

Journalism for Navigating Uncertainty: The Possibility Principle

Journalism can help us envision and move towards a world that works for all.  Journalists have a unique role as storytellers, influencing the cultural narrative that weaves society together. Through my work in organizations, I know that when the stories people tell about the organization change, so does the culture.  The same holds true on the scale of a society.  

An Expanded Purpose for Journalism

What does a re-vitalized, economically viable journalism that meets the needs of communities and democracies look like?

What Do We Need from Journalism?

Given the pace of change today, we need journalism that helps us to navigate through uncertainty.

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