To develop proposals for funding of public-issue journalism
Hui E! Proposal 7
In support of democratic participation in New Zealand, to establish a joint task group involving government, the Ombudsman’s office, civil society and press representatives, to explore and make recommendations in regards to the public funding options for public-issue journalism.
This proposal addresses the OGP Values of: Transparency, access to information, civic participation, and improving public accountability.
Why the contribution is important
Public-issue journalism has become harder to sustain as the media focus towards a narrow and superficial set of 'hot' topics, with little in-depth reporting. The number of actual journalists able to do this reporting in mainstream media has declined. When no-one has the resources to really investigate issues in depth, especially environmental issues, citizens remain unaware of matters that directly affect them.
by DaveHenderson on August 22, 2016 at 06:28PM