ON THE MEDIA | How journalism fits into civic infrastructure

August 15, 2022

Journalism is necessary for civic life because it’s a vital part of the networks that connect us.

Storytelling is the basic way that all communities are created, whether they be neighborhoods or nations. When storytellers create a conversation about the neighborhood — its problems, opportunities, and events — people are able to create the sense and reality of belonging to a community.

Source: Stronger together: How journalism fits into civic infrastructure, Let’s Gather, by Fiona Morgan, August 4, 2022

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