Explaining Deliberative Journalism
Deliberative journalism is a developing perspective that focuses on helping the community elevate their capacity to address their shared problems more effectively. It seeks to combine work in deliberative engagement (the focus of the CPD) with
•draws insights from multiple fields: journalism, conflict management, deliberation, social psychology, public policy, collaboration, etc.
•honors both democracy and expertise while striving to serve as a trusted impartial resource
•recognizes that simply providing quality information is not sufficient
•acknowledges that issues need to be engaged and framed in particular ways that support the tough conversations we need to have
•seeks to support the creative and collaborative efforts necessary for diverse, democratic communities to thrive
For more on the concept, you can read Martin Carcasson's recent article in National Civic League (use KF22 as a code if needed).