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Beyond Facts: Increasing Trust In Journalism Through Community Engagement & Transparency

Javidiani, Mazi (2018) Beyond Facts: Increasing Trust In Journalism Through Community Engagement & Transparency. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Javidiani, Mazi
Abstract:

The shift in media ecology has disrupted the journalism ecosystem, exposing many of the challenges it faces today. In the economy of scale, local news faces great financial adversity. The concentration of power, the alarming influence of powerful individuals over journalism, lack of transparency, and the lack of diversity have all contributed to alienating the public, ultimately resulting in a loss of trust. This research identified two key leverage point that would help journalism build trust with communities: Engagement and Accountability. Through effective engagement, journalism can tap in to the collective wisdom, approaching issues from a more humble stance that would allow for a diversity of voices to be reflected, ultimately resulting in solution oriented stories that resonate with the realities of different communities. Transparency allows for a track record that can demonstrate the sensitivity of the journalist towards the community, while also acknowledging the possibility of wrong doing.

Date: April 2018
Uncontrolled Keywords: Journalism, Engagement, Trust, Strategic Foresight, Dialogic Design, Influence Mapping, System Mapping, Systemic Design, Participatory Research
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 11 May 2018 15:00
Last Modified: 11 May 2018 15:00
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2294

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