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Frazier was honored with a special citation for her video, which “spurred protests against police brutality around the world.”
It’s like kryptonite for responsible news organizations: the stronger their piety to journalistic ethics and the ideal of objectivity, the more vulnerable they are to accusations made in bad faith.
Voices Across America is looking for writers who can write about where they live with sufficient authority to be credible to their neighbors, but with sufficient altitude to be compelling to readers anywhere.
The pro-bono service helps new news outlets — that often cover and serve underrepresented communities — not only stay in business, but also build a sustainable business over time.
It would be an unusual prize, and Frazier would be the youngest winner in Pulitzer history. But she should win it.
We can design our reporting to be valuable to multiple stakeholders, build on local expertise, uncover areas in need of investigation, and identify opportunities for change.
Plus: How community-centered collaborative journalism really works in a pandemic, the impact of Sinclair on national political views, and the everyday tactics that shape whether young people trust news.
More than 25% of Covid-19 preprints have featured in at least one news article, researchers found, and almost 100% of Covid-19 preprints were tweeted about at least twice.
“During the pandemic, we made all of our content free to smaller, community radio stations that don’t have a news budget.”
Cases abound of how the “Covid-19 excuse” has led to the inability of journalists to do their job of reporting medically endorsed effective public health measures, or to challenge lethal disinformation.