Changes in News for 2017:
NIEMAN JOURNALISM LAB PREDICTS RENEWED TRUST, DIVERSE VOICES
By Susan Haig
The Nieman Journalism Lab - a project of Harvard University— has issued its annual round of predictions for the future of journalism in the coming year (double future tense is Nieman's) from a wide swath of news professionals. These 200-plus short essays are candid, heartfelt, and insightful, and they leave no doubt that changes in journalistic practice are coming in 2017. Read More
Hope and Health Top Cities' Agenda
NEWARK CONFERENCE OFFERS INTEGRATED URBAN STRATEGIES
"The most important issue regarding cities is getting people to believe that things can be different," said Carol Coletta, Senior Fellow with the Kresge Foundation's American Cities Practice and luncheon keynote speaker for the second NJ Spotlight on Cities conference in Newark. Gazing at the audience of 200 urban activists, she added, "it’s a modest proposition!" Read More
As creative director of a civics-based news site featuring videos about social change, I'm asked from time to time how CivicStory decides on topics for its stories. Answer: When initiatives have 4 or 5 significant or surprising elements that are of deep...Read More
Behind the Scenes
Up & Coming
dates we're keeping in mind
Mon Jan 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Fri Jan 20 - Inauguration Day
Sun Feb 12 - Lincoln's Birthday
Thu Mar 2 - "Read Across America" Day
check recent CivicStory updates
Dec 26, 2016 Your Year-End Donation Will Help Advance Nonprofit News in 2017 Read More
Dec 22, 2016 NIEMAN LAB SIGNALS NEWS RENEWAL in 2017 Read More
Nov 29, 2016 Support News That Builds (Up) Our Communities - GIVE TODAY... Read More
Civics Quiz & Quotes
test your civics quotient...
1. What were the first 4 US presidential cabinet positions, and in which year were they established by law?
2. When and how was Inauguration Day moved from March 4 to January 20?
3. When and on what day do new terms of US senators and representatives begin?
4. When is Election Day, 2017?
The papal encyclical, Laudato Si', provides a deeply coherent basis for understanding society, ecology and the environment. Enjoy key words and phrases below.
Powerful phrases from Laudato Si'
"The lessons of the global financial crisis have not been assimilated, and we are learning all too slowly the lessons of environmental deterioration."  Read more
- economic/economy 81
- wealth/wealthier 4
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