Don't Be a Pusher
FEATURED IN THIS VIDEO:
Martin Reynolds, senior editor of community engagement
Digital First Media
Martin Reynolds began his career at the Oakland Tribune, where he served as editor in chief from 2007 to 2011. He is now senior editor of community engagement for Digital First Media. He said journalists’ role has shifted from simply providing information to helping readers decipher that information – and even facilitating change. He talked of the challenge journalists now face to engage readers by doing more than simply pushing out links – they can play the role of a convener or connector in the community. This approach requires consideration of ethical issues, and it can be complicated. But it’s an opportunity that journalists should explore.