How Journalists Can Serve Their Communities, An Interview With Cole Goins

Throughout his career, journalist Cole Goins has worked at the intersection of community and collaboration. Using what he calls solutions tactics and deep listening, Goins wants to empower readers with information and let their needs determine the end product of a journalist’s reporting. As a consultant for Journalism + Design, he works directly with newsrooms across the ++++++++>

Season 2, Episode 1: Justice for Jamal Khashoggi

Journalist Mehdi Hasan joins Heather Chaplin and Emily Bell to discuss the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and explore what its coverage says about the American media’s evolving relationship with the Saudi Arabian government. Plus, our hosts reveal two new recurring segments for the show. It’s the beginning of a whole new season of ++++++++>

‘The Cure Lies Within Us’: Heather Chaplin On Journalism’s Crisis 2.0

In an article published on Nieman Lab, Founding Director of Journalism + Design Heather Chaplin argues for journalistic resilience as the antidote to the industry’s current trust crisis. The article is a version of a talk Chaplin gave at the Online News Association’s 2018 annual meeting, in which she recounts the origins of the crisis in journalism ++++++++>

Crime Reporting Needs To Be Reformed. Enter Systems Thinking

When City Bureau, a civic media organization based in Chicago’s South Side, and The Center for Media Engagement, a research initiative of the University of Texas at Austin, surveyed people in Chicago about issues in the local media last year, one topic stood out among the responses: crime. A majority of the 900 survey participants ++++++++>

“Fail Often”: Journalism Professors Get A Crash Course In Design

By plane, train, and ferry, 12 professors of Journalism and English made their way to New York City on June 19 to participate in a two-day design and systems thinking workshop hosted by J+D and facilitated by the Institute of Play. They were a mix of faculty from Morgan State University, a range of California-based ++++++++>

Community, Power, and Gentrification in North Carolina

Mark Schultz, an editor for The News & Observer and The Herald-Sun in North Carolina, heard this anecdote earlier this year: “If you had a fish tank and one day you found one of the fish floating belly up, you’d probably ask ‘What’s wrong with that fish?’ But if, say, half the fish turned up ++++++++>

How Systems Thinking Can Transform Journalism

The world faces difficult problems: violent extremism, the impact of global migration, income inequality, and climate change, to name a few. But it’s important to remember that these “wicked problems” are made up of a host of interconnected forces that work together. They can precipitate and perpetuate the issue at hand. Take local crime, for ++++++++>

Season 1, Episode 9: Journalist Credibility Ratings Dive

How many fact-checking organizations does it take to change the proverbial fake news lightbulb? Elon Musk thinks we need at least one more. But maybe fact-checking should function more like a popularity contest, with journalists and institutions competing for credibility ratings. Emily and Heather ask what is the point of recent fact-checking initiatives, and the ++++++++>

Liesl Schillinger’s Quest To Define and Defend Facts In A ‘Post-Truth’ Era

In a personal essay published in the New York Review of Books, J+D’s very own Liesl Schillinger reflects on her year spent teaching a course she designed called: Facts/Alternative Facts: Media in America from Tocqueville to Trump. Schillinger reflects on how her “boot camp in corrective democracy” was inspired by the Orwellian rhetoric of the Trump administration ++++++++>

Season 1, Episode 8: The Unraveling of Univision

Heather and Emily are joined by David Uberti of Splinter News, one of the authors of “Univision is a Fucking Mess” about his employer. But, seeking silver linings wherever they go, they also talk with Almudena Toral from Univision News Digital about some of the award-winning investigative work coming out of the Miami newsroom. Plus, ++++++++>