Journalism’s Poverty Problem

Presented at ONA18
September 12, 2018
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Income inequality is surging, journalists can’t afford to do their work and the industry is desperate for paying customers. Yet these three strands of poverty in journalism are rarely discussed. We’ll make the case that these are constituent parts of a singular, larger problem and describe strategies for addressing it.

This session is designed for:

  • Newsrooms trying to cover poverty more comprehensively
  • Journalists struggling financially in an industry that doesn’t understand their issues
  • Anyone who wants better access to news and information for impoverished communities

  • Featuring

    Emily Goligoski
    Research Director, Membership Puzzle Project
    Sarah Alvarez
    Founding Director, Outlier Media
    Jay Hamilton
    Hearst Professor of Communication, Stanford
    Heather Bryant
    Director, Project Facet
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