The third and final Informed Citizen Akron deliberation event has concluded!
From September 22nd-24th, citizens of Summit County/Akron Area joined together to answer the question, “what role(s) or niche(s) might Ohio media ocupy in order to better serve our comunities across Ohio now and into the future?”
Looking at all the tools that had been discussed in Informed Citizen Akron 1 & 2, they each fit into one (or more) of three frames:
While each of the frames had particular value, one was by far the most interesting to jurors.
The second of three Informed Citizen Akron deliberation events has concluded!
From August 11th-13th, citizens of Summit County/Akron Area joined together to explore how citizens and media can work together better, to create higher-quality information and meet the needs of the community.
As the members took the opportunity to share their take on the Citizens’ Jury process, some common themes emerged:
It can be difficult to understand whether or not information is trustworthy, and whether the reader/consumer’s personal biases are impacting their understanding of the information in it
Citizens need access to information that demonstrates, not just tells about, the personal qualities of a presidential candidate
Media organizations that are under financial strain should identify their ‘niche’ and be careful not to spread themselves too thin
Community members are capable of having thoughtful conversations with others and should practice civility in their interpersonal interactions, especially when it comes to political discussions
Informed Citizen Akron’s first Citizens’ Jury has concluded!
From June 2nd-4th, citizens of Summit County/Akron Area joined together to explore how citizens and media can work together better, to create higher-quality information and meet the needs of the community.