The movement toward more community engagement in journalism has continued to pick up steam over the last several years, and it seems inevitable that this trend will continue. Participation is the logical next step.
It’s been proven time and again that people want to participate. They want to be involved in the decisions — editorial, business, and otherwise — that newsrooms make. A transparent and more inclusive process, especially when combined with a more equitable distribution of power, is one of the best ways to build relationships that are based on mutual respect and, most importantly, trust.
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