Posted by John Bracken and Jennifer Preston
“Your elected representatives at all levels are no better or worse than you deserve,” said Jack Knight in 1946. “It is depressing to hear citizens say they’re too busy for politics and then express disgust at the outcome of an election. Just who is supposed to make that fight ...
Sept. 4, 2014, 10:50 a.m., Posted by Jacquee Petchel and Brandon Quester
The telling of a story is no longer simply a story, but journalism woven with a richness that cannot be captured in words alone. In this year’s Carnegie-Knight News21 project “Gun Wars,” an investigation of gun rights and regulations, we challenged fellows to engage our audience in one of America’s most polarizing debates -- and in ways we never have before.
It started long before the project launched with an ambitious multimedia-driven blog and a new partnership with the Public Insight Network, developed by American Public Media and supported by Knight Foundation. The blog included posts and discussions designed to engage our end user and help inform our reporting. It also attempted to build an audience for our content while increasing transparency for what -- and how -- we reported. Our goal was to create a conversation.
Sept. 4, 2014, 8:48 a.m., Posted by kbalcerek
Sept. 4, 2014, 2:57 a.m., Posted by CSchwartz
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