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How Engaged Journalism is the Key to Open Society by Adam Thomas

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Mr. Adam Thomas is the currently the Director of the European Journalism Center. Mr. Thomas has experience related to startups, traditional media industry, and media development from both the private and non-profit sectors from his previous roles at Storyful and Sourcefabric. In his previous role as Chief Product Officer at Storyful, he was responsible for the vision and delivery of over 20 innovative journalism products to 150 of the world’s biggest media organizations. Previously, he was Head of Communications at the international nonprofit Sourcefabric, where he managed communications strategy and community growth. Mr. Thomas has worked on media development projects in over 50 countries worldwide. His teams and projects have won an INMA Global Innovation Award, the African News Innovation Challenge, a Guardian Digital Innovation Award (Best Technology for Social Change) and a Knight-Batten Innovations in Journalism Award.

The European Journalism Center has a number of new initiatives supporting digital transformation in newsrooms as an essential component of promoting accountability and transparency in society as a whole. In short, new business models and sustainability in journalism are crucial to the fundamental openness and stability of civil society.

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How Engaged Journalism is the Key to Open Society by Adam Thomas

  1. 1. HOW ENGAGED JOURNALISM IS THE KEY TO AN OPEN SOCIETY 1 @datatheism
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  3. 3. SOURCE: CENTRE FOR CO-OPERATIVE MEDIA
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  6. 6. ENGAGED JOURNALISM @datatheism
  7. 7. Engaged journalism is reporting that empowers communities and their conversations. @datatheism
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  11. 11. CREDIT: HEARKEN
  12. 12. 11 - 15x more traffic.
  13. 13. 10,000 emails, 56% were new.
  14. 14. 5x more likely to subscribe.
  15. 15. Better stories Increases loyalty Brings revenue @datatheism
  16. 16. Yey for journalism. But what about society? @datatheism
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  18. 18. Engaged journalism has a key role to play in improving people’s lives through access to information, data, and new perspectives. @datatheism
  19. 19. It is vital for journalism that we find new models of engagement and revenue. @datatheism
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