America’s public square–the institutions, networks, and spaces where Americans engage in the critical issues facing our democracy–is facing a paradigm shift. #Infogagement–a term that describes the recent collision of media, technology, and civic engagement–is fundamental to that shift.
On December 10, PACE co-hosted a webinar with Media Impact Funders to discuss how we must come together to re-envision and rebuild our public square. Featured speakers included:
- Eli Pariser, Upworthy
- Josh Stearns, Democracy Fund
- Ashley Alvarado, KPCC
- Sarah Alvarez, Outlier Media
To read more about this and related topics, check out PACE’s #Infogagement publication, and check out the following resources that were mentioned during the event:
- Facebook’s Bare-Knuckle Tactics are Just One Sign of a Media Culture that Philanthropy Can Help Fix, by Vince Stehle, Executive Director of Media Impact Funders
- The Democratic Urgency of Designing a New Public Square, by Josh Stearns for #Infogagement
- Rethinking Civic Media Ecosystems: Platforms, Outlets, and Voices, a presentation by Eli Pariser at the 2018 Media Impact Funders 2018 Forum
- To experience a demonstration of Outlier Media‘s approach to spreading information, text “demo” to 63735.
- “Known but Not Discussed”: Low-income People Aren’t Getting Quality News and Information. What Can The Industry Do About it? via Nieman Lab (highlighting the research of MIF consultants Fiona Morgan and Jay Hamilton)
- ‘Unheard LA,’ KPCC In Person’s Community-Driven Storytelling Series, Renewed for Third and Fourth Seasons (Press Release)
- Complicating Narratives (What if Journalists Covered Controversial Issues Differently–Based on How Humans Actually Behave When They are Polarized and Suspicious?) by Amanda Ripley, Solutions Journalism Network
- The Future of Public a project by Active Voice Lab addressing the consequences of rapidly expanding privatization.
- Spaceship Media: Journalism to Bridge Divides