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Membership Puzzle Project’s work has been extended for another year, until August 31, 2021. There will be a second iteration of the Membership in News Fund, with $400,000 to support innovative work in member-supported journalism. In this final year, the fund and MPP’s research will focus on Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe. MPP now have a new institutional partner in the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF), which will be MPP’s home as of September 2020.
Twitter | Making Twitter more accessible
Serving the public conversation means continuously taking steps to make Twitter more accessible. The social media company’s Testing voice Tweets earlier this year made the company realise how much work it still needs to do. Twitter has no as made a commitment to make Twitter more inclusive for the disabled community — creating a dedicated team to focus on greater accessibility, tooling, and advocacy across all its products.
Intractable as it seems, the problem of racism in the workplace can be effectively addressed with the right information, incentives, and investment. Corporate leaders may not be able to change the world, but they can certainly change their world. Organizations are relatively small, autonomous entities that afford leaders a high level of control over cultural norms and procedural rules, making them ideal places to develop policies and practices that promote racial equity. In this article, This article offers a practical road map for making profound and sustainable progress toward that goal.
Nieman Reports | Is movement journalism what’s needed right now?
According to the report, movement journalism has several lofty goals; chief among them are prioritizing stories that amplify the power of people, producing news that is based on the experiences and identities of oppressed people, and developing shared political analysis between journalists and communities. Traditional journalism, on the other hand, regularly upholds oppressive and harmful ideologies. In mainstream immigration reporting, for example, more space is given to the architects of inhumane policies that brutalize immigrant communities than to the survivors of this state-sanctioned violence. Immigrants essentially become a footnote in stories about the circumstances shaping their lives, and the root causes of migration are rarely addressed.