Kickstarting a fight against Washington State's "information ghettos" where "vast areas of the state are starved" of relevant local news. "The stakes go...to the heart of the democratic process."
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on August 14, 2012
Topics: Community, Education, Policy, Resources Tags: Digital Democracy, Information Needs, Journalism School, Local News, Policy, Report
How do you show your audience skills they can develop to help journalism thrive? This center trains next generation news consumers "to think critically about what they read, watch, and hear.”
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on July 27, 2012
Topics: Education, Resources Tags: Academy, Citizen Journalism, Digital Democracy, Education, Media Literacy, News Literacy
MPI goes deep and broad exploring how media innovation may best serve democracy with products to help inform policies that advance the public interest.
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on November 2, 2011
Topics: Community, Experiments, Policy, Resources Tags: Congress, Digital Democracy, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, FTC, Information Ecology, Media Policy Initiative, MPI, New America Foundation, Open Technology Initiative, Policy
465 pages, 600+ interviews over 18 months: “Diagnosis is sound, but the remedies are lacking.”
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on August 26, 2011
Topics: Community, Distribution, Policy, Resources Tags: Access To Information, Civic Engagement, Digital Democracy, Information Ecology, Information Needs, News Entrepreneurs, Policy
A “citizen powered” voters guide; a “public square” for discussing ballot measures. Easy to contribute, to see what others think, and to get alerts about new information as the election evolves.
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on April 14, 2011
Topics: Community, Experiments, Policy, Resources Tags: Citizen Journalism, Civic Engagement, Digital Democracy, Elections, National Science Foundation, Seattle, Seattle City Club, University of Washington, Voter Guide