First Year of New Economy Fellowship a Success

Submitted by JoEllen on Mon, 2018-04-16 09:55
Last year, the Media Consortium embarked on an experiment with our partners The New Economy Project and the Laura Flanders Show, to train jouranlists to better report on how a different approach to the economy could bring about greater social justice. With the support of the Park Foundation, we launched the New Economies Reporting Project (NERP). We set out by asking: 1) How could we support journalists to delve deeper into all the aspects of the new economy movement? To show how people are working together to solve common problems; building worker-owned coops to create good jobs and bring...

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Apply Now for the 2018 New Economy Climate Reporting Fellowship

Submitted by JoEllen on Thu, 2018-03-08 13:00
The New Economy Coalition and the Media Consortium are excited to announce the New Economy Climate Reporting Fellowship program. This program seeks to lift up regional, local, and national climate solutions and connect those solutions to the need and possibility for systemic change. This fellowship will serve to educate reporters in cross-sector solutions-based climate reporting and to produce solutions-based stories on climate change that will empower individuals to believe that they can make a personal difference in fighting climate change. This project is generously supported by a grant...

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Announcing DisHonorRoll

Submitted by JoEllen on Thu, 2018-02-01 13:08
In this #MeToo moment it's critical that journalists not overlook campus sexual assault. Studies show that 23.1% of female undergraduates and 5.4% of male undergraduates experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation. To solve the problem of sexual violence on campus, the public needs consistent, powerful storytelling that puts a human face on campus sexual violence. We need to make the statistics gripping by using the best data graphics available. And mostly we need to repeat the story, over and over. To that end, the Media Consortium, partnering with...

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Independent Outlets Have Outsized Impact

Submitted by JoEllen on Thu, 2017-11-09 11:26
Google, Facebook and Twitter were hauled in front of Congress last week to explain how Russian bots were able to spread fake news on their platforms. The concern—and a very real one--is that these bots and fake news sites had a significant impact on the 2016 election. Fighting fake news, however, is not the only or best way to ensure that our content ecosystem prioritizes real news. This week, a groundbreaking article in Science proves that a better way to secure a media system that works for democracy is to strengthen independent news outlets. Supported by a generous grant from Voqal, this...

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