Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Women entrepreneurs: New perspectives on news

J-Lab, the Institute for Interactive Journalism, has released a report outlining some of the ways that people who care about journalism are experimenting and even pushing the envelope by reconsidering the concept of objectivity, for example.

Most importantly, the report showcase how four women's groups started ways to re-define news to include real engagement -- connecting the audience to a sense of their peers, neighborhoods, communities, society and world.

“We are beginning to understand that the kinds of news that are evolving in the new media ecosystem are different from the news that was delivered by traditional news organizations,” said J-Lab director Jan Schaffer. “Yet it is responsible and seems to be connecting with people in their communities in interesting ways.”

The report can be read or downloaded as a pdf file here --