"Study Measures Civic Journalism's Impact"
At least one fifth of all U.S. daily newspapers practiced some form of civic journalism between 1994 and 2001 -- and their editors say it made a positive difference.
� See Jan Schaffer's 2002 SPJ Headliner Presentation
"The Role of Newspapers in Building Citizenship"
Civic journalism helped to change citizens, their communities and journalism itself. Keynote by Jan Schaffer, Pew Center director, at the 5th Brazilian Newspaper Congress, S�o Paulo, Brazil, Sept. 13, 2004.
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The Institute for Interactive Journalism"
The Pew Center has spun off into an exciting new initiative. J-Lab:
The Institute for Interactive Journalism. J-Lab, based at the University
of Maryland, helps news organizations use innovative computer technologies
to develop new ways for people to engage in critical public policy
issues. It also spotlights cutting-edge journalism through a new Batten
Award for Innovations in Journalism. See some interactive examples.
Pew Center funded projects, exhibits, reports and Batten Award entries are being archived at the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison for future research. Contact: Helmut Knies, (608) 264-6478, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Public Journalism Network, a professional association of civic and public journalists, was launched in January 2003. Check out www.PJNet.org
Editors: The Great Divide"
Just one in 5 of the nation's top female editors said they definitely wanted to move up in the news industry, and almost 1 in 2 (45%) are looking to change newsrooms or leave the business altogether. But this 2002 report by the Pew Center and API finds that the great divide in newsrooms is not between women and men, but between two subsets of women: the Career-Confident and Career-Conflicted. See the full report, "The Great Divide: Female Leadership in U.S. Newsrooms." (PDF)