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“As journalists, we’re taught to be competitive and territorial. On the other hand, things are changing dramatically, so don’t assume other people in your local market don’t want to collaborate.”
“It was a huge revelation: If these kinds of stories, read by just a few thousand back then, could drive this kind of response, then imagine what we could achieve if we got to hundreds of thousands, then millions, of readers.”
Adopting the role of a good neighbor does not mean abandoning critical perspective. It’s an opportunity to ensure that local newspapers are at the heart of the conversations taking place in their communities.
“There’s not enough written about how these processes actually take place. Who is writing the checks? What’s in it for them? What are the consequences of all of these for individuals and our way of life?”
The newspaper partnered with the Solutions Journalism Network to launch Education Lab, which aims to get beyond the problems to potential ways to fix them.
Shown a news story, research subjects found versions that discussed possible solutions consistently more engaging.
The executive director of J-Lab says it’s time for news to move from a commodity to a catalyst for empowering citizens.