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Take five minutes to tell us how the Engaged Journalism Accelerator can help you
Our first task has been to think about the questions we’ll need to answer to help news organisations across Europe reach a new place of trust, dialogue and resilience.
We know one thing for sure — that we want to make newsrooms think twice about their organisational culture, their relationships with the people they serve and the impact they create for their communities and the wider society.
But there’s a lot to do and we don’t have all the answers.
In order for the Accelerator to truly reflect the needs of news organisations, we would like to hear from journalists who are already practising engaged journalism and those who want to do more of it.
We define engaged journalism as that which puts engagement with a clearly defined community (geographical or topical) at the centre of its ownership, reporting, distribution, impact and revenue.
In doing so, we believe engaged journalism has the ability to restore trust in media, provides citizens with information they need, develop a sustainable revenue model and enhance plurality and diversity in a crucial part of society’s information ecosystem.
We want to know about what works in your newsroom and for your community.
We want to understand the organisations that you look to as examples of engaged journalism — be it newsrooms, local initiatives, national campaigns or other community groups.
We also want to know about your frustrations and the stuff that holds you back from taking an engaged journalism approach to your work.
Our short survey will hopefully tell us all of that. It should only take five minutes and will really help shape the Accelerator and its outcomes.
As well as our survey, we will:
It’s not just journalists we’re looking to speak to. We also want to hear from people working in:
Many of the pioneers of engaged journalism struggle in these areas so your input is just as vital as that of the people producing stories. If you know someone that fits the bill, send this post onto them and ask that they get in touch.
When we’ve spoken to as many of you as we can, we’ll share what we have learned and explain the next steps of the Accelerator.
If you want more information about what we’re doing or want to collaborate with the Accelerator, you can contact us via: