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By Thomas Baekdal - August 2021

Project journalism in the age of COVID

One of the most important trends in the media today is around solution-based journalism, and a subset of that, which I call project-journalism.

These two things represent a shift in how the public sees news, from the old model where the public knew that news was just a mass-market product focusing on things around them, to a new form of news where the public sees news as a service or a utility that is supposed to help them on an individual level.

I have put together this 50-minute lecture to explain this concept in-depth, to illustrate the problem this poses to traditional journalism, why it's so valuable, and how it impacts the way we cover (or should cover) things like COVID and climate change.

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Articles worth mentioning

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