Engaged Journalism – A Personal Affirmation

In the spirit of Walter Williams, and with profound humility, I offer a statement of personal affirmation about Engaged Journalism. A work in progress, it is an amalgam of what I have learned from those with whom I worked at The Seattle Times and at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, Journalism that Matters, the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, and Agora Journalism Center.

Personal thanks to Frank Blethen, Seattle Times publisher; Peggy Holman, co-founder of Journalism That Matters, and Andrew DeVigal of the Agora Center. I thank them all for their support, wisdom and inspiration.

Long live True Journalism!