If a new generation of community news organizations is to grow and thrive, then we need a renewed sense of civic engagement. And in order to foster that civic engagement, we need journalism that doesn’t just report the news but also listens and collaborates.
99 years after Liberty and the News, Walter Lippmann’s hopes for journalism remain largely unfulfilled.
“Resistance is futile. But resistance seems necessary.”
Dan Kennedy could have written a book that extols the “Huffington Post,” WGBH, or Patch as the future of serious community journalism. He doesn’t, which means that he is on the side of the angels rather than the corner-cutting devils.