The Pulitzer Prizes are about to commemorate their 100th anniversary with a celebration at Poynter.
In honor of the occasion, we're taking a look at exemplary social justice-focused journalism from last
year and throughout the century.
In the days since President Obama called for “a more civil and honest public discourse,” leaders across the country have vowed to make America kinder and more tolerant. Members of Congress -- many of whom chose bipartisan seatmates for the State of the Union -- spoke of limiting acrimony in Washington. The nation’s mayors signed a “civility accord” … Read More
Nieman Journalism Lab For the past two months, Philly.com has been using a seven-part formula to create what its staff calls a reader "engagement index." Lois Beckett writes that the formula is designed to gauge reader interest and participation in the site's content, not simply page views or visits. The equation looks a bit intimidating — "Σ(Ci + … Read More
Social Media Explorer As media companies create new titles like "community manager," "social media editor" and "director of engagement," Jordan Cooper asks whether the people in those positions report to the community or the business. He says they are ultimately responsible to the business and its objectives but suggests there is an inherent tension that should be part … Read More