Why We Need Better Tools to Measure the Value of Journalism
Journalists and media have only scratched the surface in assessing their value to the world. To better understand and deliver that value, we need to improve how we measure the true impact of journalism. Analysis technologies have never been more abundant and accessible, and can almost do what we need, but better tools are needed.
These issues attracted me to the recent Brown Institute for Media Innovation and Tow Center for Digital Journalism event, "Research, Three Ways." The event brought together journalists, technologists and media experts to spark research on increased transparency, innovative uses of data in journalism and measuring impact.
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