Using Art as Democratic Commentary—and to Lift Up Community

July 18, 2023

A celebrated artist and educator, Willis Davis has been creating art that mirrors the complexities and sometimes the shortcomings of American democracy his entire life. Davis and Kettering Foundation President Sharon L. Davies explored his work in the first of a planned series of conversations with democracy innovators.

The Future of News really is News for US

January 6, 2022

A new book takes a fresh look at the press and evaluates the current multi-layered information network that is available to anyone for free. It asks, in essence, what is it that journalists bring to the party? Provocatively, the authors ask journalists to consider a different set of professional norms than those that prevailed for the last century or so.

When Journalists Ride the Bus: Covering issues as shared public problems

July 8, 2020

When news organizations help people connect to issues and their community, it strengthens democracy and has the potential to create more trust in the media. In return, reporters often get stories rich in nuance, with far different angles than they would have gotten without listening to people first.

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