Nieman Foundation at Harvard
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Articles by Joe Amditis

Joe Amditis is associate director of the Center for Cooperative Media.
“It’s the tools plus the perspective, the paradigm, and yes, the power — dangling the carrot of higher productivity alongside a stick woven with issues of ethics and job security.”
“That’s more time that could (and should) be spent reporting or engaging with community members.”
“Better late than never — but wouldn’t it be nice if it didn’t take a global catastrophe for newsrooms to consider the needs of people outside their most profitable markets?”
“Collaboration isn’t just a cute idea or a nice distraction anymore. People and organizations of all shapes and sizes are finally starting to take it seriously as one of the best ways forward in an industry that remains racked with uncertainty and mistrust.”
“A transparent and more inclusive process, especially when combined with a more equitable distribution of power, is one of the best ways to build relationships that are based on mutual respect and, most importantly, trust.”