civic journalism
n. A journalism model that solicits increased citizen feedback and then uses this feedback to attempt to frame public debate in ways that are reflective of people's concerns. (Also known as public journalism.)

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"There are many variations to civic journalism and numerous critics. But the idea is to encourage reporters to spend more time talking to citizens and less time gazing through the same lens as pols, elites and spin doctors."
—Mark Jurkowitz, "Media need to innovate if they want to rebuild public trust," The Boston Globe

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