The Pew Center has
produced a series of publications that explore various civic journalism
theories and practices.
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Journalism: A Living Legacy
A 56-page look back at the last 10 years of civic journalism presented
at the 2002 James K. Batten Awards and Symposium at the University
of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Includes stories on the award-winning
projects, text from the panel discussions, keynote addresses and
a fold-out timeline of defining moments.
into the Divide: A Study of Race Reporting in Forty-Five U.S.
Part how-to and part case study, the book provides a roadmap for
news organizations seeking to explore growing diversity in their
Journalism Is... True Stories from America's Newsrooms
What is civic journalism? How do you define it? Twenty journalists
from around the country give their answers in a new publication
from the Pew Center. The booklet is a compilation of ads carried
in major print and broadcast journalism magazines last year. In
defining civic journalism, the reporters, producers, editors and
news directors articulate a set of core values that guide how
they practice their craft and provide texture and understanding
to the work being done in the name of civic journalism. 24 pages.
Stop There! Five Adventures in Civic Journalism
Gain insight into how civic journalists ventured into some risky,
complex and uncharted stories, only to be surprised by the turns
they took. They engaged the community in difficult issues, and,
in the process, engaged journalists in the community.
the People . . . A Toolbox for Getting Readers and Viewers Involved
Edited by Jan Schaffer and Edward Miller
A 40-page booklet showcasing ideas from newspapers around the country
for making news stories interactive.
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2005: National vs. Regional Journalism Strategies for a Successful
New York symposium highlights. Learn how Bill Keller, Managing Editor,
The New York Times; Ann Marie Lipinski, Senior Vice President and
Editor, the Chicago Tribune and Gary Pruitt, President and CEO,
The McClatchy Co., envision the future of journalism.
People's Choice: The Media, The Campaign, and The Citizens
A 28-page synopsis of the 2000 James K. Batten Awards and Symposium
held April 26-27 at Boston University. Includes stories on the
award-winning projects and text from the panel discussions and
keynote speeches by Pam Johnson, Senior Vice President and Executive
Editor The Arizona Republic and BU Presidential Historian Robert
a New America: How Multicultural Communities are Shaping the Future
Keynote speech by Martin Baron, Editor, The Boston Globe at the
Pew Center Luncheon, AEJMC Convention, Washington DC, August,
the Code: Creating New Lifelines Between Journalists and Academics
Highlights of a brainstorming session on useful journalism research
with 17 top editors and educators. Sponsored by the Pew Center
and the Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs at Louisiana
State University. 36 pages.
and Democracy: Civic Journalism in a Digital Age
A 28-page synopsis of the 2001 James K. Batten Awards and Symposium
at Kent State University. Includes stories on the award-winning
projects, text from the panel discussions and keynote address
by Reid Ashe, former publisher of the Tampa Tribune and new president
and chief operating officer of Media General Inc.
Coming? Will We Be Ready for It? Equipping Journalists for the
New Communications Era
Keynote speech by Anders Gyllenhaal, Executive Editor, The News
& Observer, Raleigh, N.C. at the Pew Center Luncheon, AEJMC Convention,
Phoenix, August, 2000.
Journalism: The Savior of Newspapers in the 21st Century?"
Keynote address by Chris Peck, Editor, The Spokesman Review, Spokane,
WA at the Pew Center Luncheon, AEJMC Convention, Aug. 1999. 20
Citizen's-Eye View: Civic Journalism, Civic Engagement
A 40-page overview of the 1999 Batten Awards and Symposium for
Excellence in Civic Journalism, including keynote speeches by
media scholar Michael Schudson and Philadelphia Daily News editor
Futures: Civic Innovations in Reporting
Based on the 1998 James K. Batten Awards and Symposium, this book
looks at the emerging trends and opportunities in civic journalism.
Available from the Pew Center in hard copy only.
Civic Life: How to Report First,
and Best, What's Happening
in Your Community, 2nd Edition
Offers journalists tools and
techniques they can use to
supplement everyday Rolodex
reporting. It offers instruction on how to identify various layers of civic life,
identify "connectors" and "catalysts" who would be useful to reporters, find "third
places" in the community, where people discuss issues, conduct conversations
instead of interviews and map communities by area or topic. 44 pages.
Civic Life: Reporting First, and Best, What's Happening in Your
Community, 1st Edition
Prepared by the Harwood Group
A Pew Center workbook for journalists, based on research by the
Harwood Group at the Wichita Eagle, that seeks to help journalists
tap into different levels of civic life.
Evaluated by Esther Thorson and Lewis A. Friedland, Report Writer:
A report on four civic journalism projects and how the newsrooms,
partnerships, and citizens responded to the project's efforts.
Hard copy of report available.
Citizens Election Project Case Studies
Edited by Jan Schaffer and Stanley Cloud, Research Assistant: Kathleen
A Pew Center behind-the-scenes look at six different media partnerships
in four states that experimented with new ways to focus on citizens'
issues during the presidential primaries.
Commissioned by the Pew Center for Civic Journalism and prepared
by the Harwood Group
Citizens talk about the state of the union in this reference for
journalists covering the 1996 presidential election.
Journalism: Six Case Studies
Edited by Jan Schaffer and Edward D. Miller, reported by Staci
This joint report by the Pew Center and the Poynter Institute
for Media Studies lets you step into the newsrooms of six civic
journalism partnership efforts. The book features three community
initiatives: "Taking Back our Neighborhoods/ Carolina Crime Solutions"
in Charlotte, N.C.; "We the People, Wisconsin" in Madison; and
"The Public Agenda" in Tallahassee, Fla. It also examines three
1994 election projects: "The People's Voice" in Boston, the "Voice
of the Voter" in San Francisco and "Front Porch Forum" in Seattle.
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