How can Journalism Foster Truly Wise Community Participatory Decision Making

Topic: How can Journalism Foster Truly Wise Community Participatory Decision Making

Session Holder: Adin Rogovin

Discussion started around what should the role of journalism be in community engagement.
Journalists help the community understand what and why issues and/or events are important.

Challenges: Reporters are beholden to editors/employers.
Media must satisfy financial needs.
It takes resources to convene community dialogue.

Partnering with a non-profit convener organization could make it work.

The Jefferson Center has worked with a group of legacy media partners in NE Ohio convening citizen dialogue events around the election issues.
The partnering model could work for other media/journalists to fully engage with their community.