Engaged Journalism

Engaged journalism is an umbrella term referring to practices and principles that seek to build relationships between journalists and the public. There is not one universally agreed-upon definition of engaged journalism, and there have been tensions between those who prioritize the engagement of consumers in pursuit of financial sustainability versus the engagement of the public for civic participation. However, most researchers and practitioners who use the term refer to approaches that seek to interact with their audience or larger communities in some way to assess and respond to their information needs and interests and to involve them to varying degrees in the journalistic process.

Proponents of engaged journalism argue that by building stronger relationships with audiences and communities, engaged journalism has the potential to build trust. ...

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