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5 Things You Can Do Now That the Election is Over

December 23, 2016

I know it’s been a long election year. Many of you have been actively involved in promoting your candidate and many folks, like myself, have been wrapped up in all the news around the election. On November 8th, a presidential candidate was elected and, just like that, the election was over. Now many of you… Read more »

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How The Poynter Institute Plans to Help Journalism’s Ethics Problems

December 13, 2016

Guest blog post by Kelly McBride, Poynter Journalism ethics evolve in a way that is unique to an unlicensed profession. Developments in the news industry’s policies and practices are often unpredictable and difficult to bring about. Doctors, lawyers, and accountants have boards and professional groups that create standards, ensure the necessary knowledge is taught, test… Read more »

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From Barriers to Benefits: Impact of Community Radio in Western Kenya

September 2, 2016

Earlier this year, we shared a blog post about overcoming barriers to tech and community radio in Western Kenya. This is a follow up about the impact of community radio on Mfangano Island from the folks at Organic Health Response… This year, the Ekialo Kiona Suba Radio (“EK-FM”) officially received a radio license by the… Read more »

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Journalism Ethics and the Simple-Minded Nerd

August 12, 2016

I’m a news consumer, and just want news I can trust. I’m supporting trustworthy journalism via efforts like TheTrustProject.org and Wikipedia, but I’ve been fairly ignorant regarding related ethics, so … Poynter Institute has great online courses regarding journalism ethics, and, I’ve just gotten through the three most related ones, starting with the basics. I’ve learned… Read more »

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One Nerd’s Take on the Future of Philanthropy

July 27, 2016

You don’t need to make a killing to make a difference. The current models of big philanthropy focus on accumulating massive wealth, followed by the charitable contribution of a very small percentage of that wealth. I’ve practiced a different model, one that’s focused on a commitment to fairness and doing right by others. My philosophy… Read more »

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Funding nonprofit journalism? Be Transparent and Do No Harm

July 11, 2016

The American Press Institute, who support a vibrant and democratic free press, recently released some really good work on the ethics of funding of nonprofit journalism, with specific recommendations to come. I've gotten a glimpse of those recommendations, which have been helpful in advancing my own thinking on a topic that’s a really big deal… Read more »

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