Why do community engagement?

“Gone are the days of simply reporting facts from traditional sources cultivated through a newsroom silo. Community engagement is essential to build an accurate, meaningful and interactive news report that authentically reflects the diversity of the community.”
—Karen Magnuson, Editor & Vice President/News, Democrat & Chronicle Media Group, Rochester, NY

Is Journalism Interested in Resolution, or Only in Conflict? — Makes a compelling, researched case for journalism’s contribution for resolving conflict and not just reporting on it.

Tracing the links between civic engagement and the revival of local journalism — Dan Kennedy, professor at Northeastern University creates a case that the public as it stands currently isn’t enough for journalism. This article introduces research from his book “The Wired City” that the public first has to be created, nurtured, and given a voice.

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