Civic journalism is an effort to reach out to the public more aggressively in the reporting process, to listen to how citizens frame their problems and what citizens see as solutions to those problems.... and then to use that information to enrich news stories. Civic journalism is practiced by newspapers and radio and television stations in many parts of the U.S. and around the world. Take a look at one of the following articles to get a better idea of what civic journalism is all about.

  • Media Matters: Voters are People
    by Jay Rosen for The Nation magazine

  • Teddy White Would Have Approved
    by Stan Cloud of the Citizens Election Project

  • Covering Politics Civic Journalism Style
    by Rick Thames of the Charlotte Observer
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