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What are the new roles for journalism -- and journalists?

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A CONVENING AT THE POYNTER INSTITUTE:
Journalism That Matters --
Adapting Journalism to the New News Ecology
Sun.-Wed., March 1-4, 2009

What are the new spheres where jouranalists may find purpose -- and democracy additional inspiration? Where, now, does the news industry end, and begin? As some newsrooms shrink and morph, what -- and where -- are the new roles for journalists -- and journalism -- in a broader civic sphere? Here are some of the places where the skills of journalists may help and whose practitioners may want to come to the Poynter Institute for "Adapting Journalism to the New News Ecology."


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Spheres within the new news ecology?

  • Chambers of commerce and advertising and better-business councils
  • Major retailers and service organizations
  • Sports organizations (major teams are somewhat symbiotic with metro news)
  • Law firms
  • Community groups
  • Churches and religious groups
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Help lines and other social-service organizations
  • Libraries
  • Mass transit organizations
  • Ethnic and other special-interest organizations
  • Neighborhood associations, councils, academies
  • Police and law-enforcement groups
  • Political and lobbying groups
  • Schools, colleges and universities
  • Senior services
  • Web sites seeking to outreach to their users
  • Youth organizations
  • Public-policy watchdogs groups


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