Manifesto for constructive journalism
The Guardian: "A mission for journalism in times of crisis"
In her article "A Mission for Journalism in Times of Crisis," published in November 2017, Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief of the British daily The Guardian, describes the main missions of journalism since the early 19th century in England. After twenty years of digital revolution, including ten years of social networks, she questions the media's ability to challenge the powers that be and regain the public's trust. "We have to constantly examine our assumptions, our prejudices, how the world is changing, what it means. To that end, we will follow five principles: we will develop ideas that help improve the world, not just criticize it; we will collaborate with readers and others to make a greater impact; we will diversify to get richer stories from a representative newsroom; we will put meaning into all our work; and, most of all, we will accurately investigate people and power and get the facts right. (...) This is a time of inquiry for editors, journalists, and citizens - but it is also a privilege to ask these questions, to be able to help transform this era for the better, as our founding manifesto sought to do. And to continue to do what The Guardian's mission has been since 1821: to use clarity and imagination to build hope.
Edelman Trust Barometer 2018: Focus on the media
In a society in crisis, journalism can re-create connection / Experience
Media pluralism has brought Tunisians closer to politics / Testimony
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