Non-profit Journalism a Promising New Trend Toward Helping Integrity Make a Comeback

by Dr. David Gruder

As is so often the case, innovation comes from the next generation arriving in early adulthood. We’ve certainly seen this in the computer and internet industries, with teenagers sometimes even leading the way. The next generation’s increasing emphasis on the Impact core drive I write about in The New IQ, along with our two other core drives for authenticity and connection), has resulted in the wiki movement on the internet (free information sharing, open source software, etc.)

Nick Halter just published a commentary in February 21, 2008 edition of The Spectator, the University of Wisconsin’s student newspaper, about the promise of non-profit journalism in helping us recover from the woefully insufficient and spin-oriented reporting that permeates today’s print and broadcast media. Halter proposes that non-profit journalism has the potential to finally provide the public with the depth of understanding of news stories that is necessary for citizens to arrive at truly informed perspectives about today’s issues.

One of the foundations of democracy is a free press. In the United States today the need to generate ad revenue has caused the press to be anything but free despite a relative absence of government repression of the press that is light years more severe in many other countries in the world.

I salute Nick Halter’s perspective. To read what he has to say, click HERE.

 

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