At a time of dramatically declining trust in media, news organizations of all kinds are searching for ways to build better relationships with the communities they serve. This report highlights trust-building innovations that involve relational journalism: journalism that focuses on
The Agora team studied how some newsrooms are trying to deepen their engagement practice, by looking at how they are putting the tools, consulting, and philosophy offered by the company Hearken to work. It examines how newsrooms are taking up
In March 2019, reporters and editors from a wide range of Pacific Northwest media organizations gathered in Portland, Oregon, to discuss the state of local journalism in the Pacific Northwest.
The statistic is startling: Just 32 percent of Americans — fewer than 1 in 3 — say they trust the media to report factual, honest, and bias-free news. But what’s driving that growing sense of distrust? And what might be
Local news providers — from city newspapers to radio and TV stations — have faced multiple challenges in recent years, including declining revenues, shrinking newsrooms and shuttered titles. The disruption has led to some dire predictions about the sector’s ultimate fate. They