What Does Good Journalism Mean To You? Scoop’s Crowd Speaks

Article – The Scoop Foundation As contributors to the New Scoop (people who say they would like to assist with the project) signed up on takebackthenews.nz they were asked to share their thoughts on what good journalism meant to them. What Does Good Journalism Mean To You? The Wisdom Of Scoop’s Crowd Report Compiled By Audrey Seaman Videos by Olexander Barnes Over the past year, Scoop has been building a platform – the New Scoop – to support public interest journalism and create a better future for the news. Scoop is now working to create a strong foundation for investigative journalism to thrive. Scoop wants to seek truth and report on it, minimise harm, act both independently and honestly, and hold itself accountable. When Scoop became a not-for-profit in September, it opened the decision making processes to members. As contributors to the New Scoop (people who say they would like to assist with the project) signed up on takebackthenews.nz they were asked to share their thoughts on what good journalism meant to them. Scoop contributor Alessandra Nixon feels good journalism is important because it helps inform the general public and breaks down complex political and social issues. “At its best, good journalism holds those in positions of power to account, it incites debate and tackles the difficult or uncomfortable issues,” Nixon says. “It should present stories in a way...

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