Redistributing power in communities through involved journalism

P. Kim Bui’s excellent report for Membership Puzzle Project on redistributing power reminds me that there are myriad ways for journalists to enable their communities to tap into their power (e.g training) and help improve coverage of a topic in the process.

Key quote? "Journalists can vastly underestimate their own power, thinking they could have more access and need more power. And in a time when the sustainability of a free press is under threat around the world, we are perilously in danger of losing more access."

Key takeaway? Be careful with saying that a newsroom must empower a community as this implies that the community has no power to begin with.

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