Tag: civic engagement

by Andrew DeVigal

My origin story is a tale of constant change. The most recent transition, from running the multimedia desk at the New York Times to chairing the University of Oregon’s Agora Journalism Center, is filled with many life lessons. I often describe this transformation as one of perspective: focusing less on how audiences interact with content […] more »

by Jack Rosenberry

One of the cornerstones of journalism, and therefore of journalism education, is the principle of the Fourth Estate, or even what journalist and educator Douglass Cater called “the fourth branch of government.” Namely, that effective democratic governance relies on effective journalism. That may be true in theory. However, in practice, the Fourth Estate model has […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NPR Visuals is trying to reduce the effects of privilege while hiring (Gurman Bhatia / Poynter) 2. Al Franken and the FTC are investigating the so-called “Apple Tax” for rival streaming services (William Hughes / The AV Club) 3. How Mother Jones built a Donald Trump insult generator (Aleszu Bajak / Storybench) 4. E.W. […] more »

by Jenny Xie

The level of people’s political participation online in 2012 has increased since 2008 — with 72 percent of all Americans participating in at least one activity, such as posting links to political stories or following elected officials, according to the latest Pew Research Center report on civic engagement. But one thing hasn’t changed: Those with […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New Pew study: Civic Engagement in the Digital Age (Pew Internet) 2. ChartGirl boxes the news (Reuters) 3. Knight Community Information Challenge applications open May 1 (Knight Digital Media Center) 4. Netflix CEO predicts the future of streaming video (AllThingsD) 5. U.S. gives big, secret push to Internet surveillance (CNet) 6. As Wall Street […] more »