Journalism That Matters Pacific Northwest

April 13, 2011 in Community, Craft, Experiments, Resources

Ten initiatives were either spawned or invigorated at the Journalism That Matters Pacific Northwest gathering in January 2009. Slightly more than a year later, nine of those are moving forward. The initiatives, with links to their current status, are:

  • JTMPNW Collaboratory is an ongoing initiative to encourage experimentation and collaboration to improve the news and information health of communities in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Puget Sound Civic Communications Commons is an effort to enhance civic engagement in neighborhoods, communities, the non-profit sector, government and business. It is undertaking three pilot projects in 2011.
  • Public Eye Northwest is an independent nonprofit entity that says it is designed “to boost digital civic literacy, build community news creation capacity, and best practices in voluntary government transparency.”
  • Online Media Guide is under development by the Washington News Council as a means of mapping the state’s news and information ecosystem.
  • JTMPNW Journalism Commons is developing as a clearinghouse of information and engagement on journalistic needs and opportunities in the Northwest.
  • Seattle Digital Literacy Initiative says it aims “to help empower youth in our region as educated consumers and critics of – and producers and participants in – today’s complex media landscape.”
  • Journalism That Matters explores ways to improve global health journalism in the Northwest.
  • JTM Online assists Journalism That Matters members by providing social networking technologies including member profiles, a searchable / sort-able members directory, friend connections, and public and private messaging between members.
  • The “TAO of Journalism Seal” was developed by the Washington News Council to encourage news sites to emphasize Transparency, Accountability and Openness.

 

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