CCCE hosts “Seattle Journalism’s Possible Futures” Panel

CCCE hosts “Seattle Journalism’s Possible Futures” Panel

Joy Resmovits (Seattle Times), Anika Anand (Evergrey), Jill Jackson (KUOW), Florangela Davila (Crosscut)

On April 23rd, CCCE hosted “Seattle Journalism’s Possible Futures,” a panel discussion featuring local journalists steering innovative projects at the crossroads of news media’s past and future: Joy Resmovits is education editor at the Seattle Times; Jill Jackson, news director at KUOW; Florangela Davila, managing editor at Crosscut; and Anika Anand, cofounder of the Evergrey.

The aim of the discussion, according to CCCE Associate Director Matt Powers who served as panel moderator, was to consider the energized if rocky journalism present with an eye to ways journalists might seize future opportunities to better fuel civic engagement and serve the public interest.

Panel members, in conversation with audience members, discussed citizen-generated “micro” journalism initiatives, Amazon.com podcasts, the growing journalism newsletter space, integrating community into reporting decision making and news-agenda setting, and the increasing awareness of the ways bias and algorithms and consolidation are shaping the media landscape and the work journalists do.

Missed the event? Check out com.uw.edu for video playback, or download KUOW’s podcast!