Crowdsourcing Border Patrol and Journalism in Texas
The Texas Tribune takes crowdsourcing to a new level with its “bordering on Insecurity” project. Aimed at uncovering the truth about border security, immigration, crime statistics and other issues related to the Texas / Mexico border (as seen above at the entrance to Santa Elena Canyon), the Tribune is actively enlisting citizen investigative reporters. These […]
Can Civic Journalism Save Newspaper Subscriptions?
In an era where social media has everyone in touch with everyone else, it is hard to believe that most people are still not getting their opinions heard. The 24-hour news networks run story after story about what is wrong with the world, but they offer very little insight into how to solve the problems. […]
Tom Patterson, of Harvard, Discusses Knowledge-Based Journalism and Retraining the Press
Tom Patterson is the Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. He recently shared his beliefs for the future of knowledge-based journalism, including public interest and globalism in an interview. Here is an overview of his interview, with the most important parts […]