A Magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists

June 14th, 2017 • Quill Archives
Power (Of Listening) To The Public

It’s a cliché for a reason. Money is the force that shapes decision-making in all businesses – for-profit, non-profit and everything else. And every newsrooms is, of course, a business. But while journalists are instructed to “follow the money” in their reporting – revealing power structures and their often problematic consequences – many are insulated from the need to understand the their own organization’s business model and its implications on how they spend their time – and what they’re told to measure and value.