Robert Washburn

Robert Washburn

Professor of e-journalism Publisher of Consider This

Recent Posts

Non-profit journalism workshop focuses on new news models for Revelstoke

Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine/revelstokemountaineer.com journalist Aaron Orlando to host a hands-on, participatory workshop on October 17 to explore new community-led local journalism options for Revelstoke. We’ve all heard the stories in the news: Journalism, which was supported by legacy mediums such as TV, radio or print, is in financial distress. […]
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Facebook Community News Project enabled local reporters to go back to basics – and it worked

Credit: Dean Village, Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo by Clark Van Der Beken on Unsplash Will Gore is head of partnerships and projects at the National Council for the Training of Journalists. He was formerly executive editor of The Independent and deputy managing editor at the Evening Standard. It is important […]
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The State of Journalism

Political Theater Almost everyone claims to want an unbiased news media. In divided times, we’re all tired of the polarization, the diametrically opposed interpretations of the same facts. Think of the cable-news reactions to the rough transcript of President Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. On one […]
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Local media collaborate to envision future of Boulder County journalism

Like journalists do, local media sources put pen to paper Wednesday evening as they talked with the people of their communities to learn how to better serve their readers now and in the future. The Colorado Media Project and Free Press joined representatives from KGNU radio, the Longmont Observer […]
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Panel tackles the death of local journalism

Marcus Harrison Green, Erica C. Barnett, and moderator David “Goldy” Goldstein during the discussion in the “Democracy in Decline” panel at Town Hall on Oct. 8, 2019. Editor’s Note: This reporter has written for both The Seattle Times and The South Seattle Emerald. Americans’ trust in mass media is […]
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Hot Topics: Who is a journalist?

A judge’s ruling that far-right outlets should be given press accreditation raises questions about whether we should defend and enforce common values. It is hard enough deciding who is a journalist without delegating the decision to a judge in the midst of an election campaign — or for that […]
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Facebook Community News Project enabled local reporters to go back to basics – and it worked

Credit: Dean Village, Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo by Clark Van Der Beken on Unsplash Will Gore is head of partnerships and projects at the National Council for the Training of Journalists. He was formerly executive editor of The Independent and deputy managing editor at the Evening Standard. It is important […]
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Newspapers back on a roll

© Sarah Hanson A decade ago, billionaire Warren Buffett expressed his pessimism about the outlook for newspapers, including The Buffalo News, a local US daily owned by his Berkshire Hathaway group. “Newspapers have a terrible future,” he told CNBC television at the time. “We own The Buffalo News and […]
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Perceptions About Posting: A Survey of Community Journalists About Social Media Postings

Journalists long have been the gatekeepers of content for traditional media, but now with social media, does that role still stand? Although studies have focused on larger circulation newspapers, the literature suggests a gap among community newspapers’ judgment of news values and gatekeeping as applied to social media postings. […]
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