USC Annenberg & NICD: Better Angels for Media

I just read this update from the July 2013 alert from the National Institute for Civil Discourse (U Arizona):


Better Angels for Media

In the fall of 2013, NICD will partner with the USC Annenberg Center for Communications to establish the Better Angels project which will examine the role of media in culture and politics. The intended long term objective is to engage three overlapping media communities: professional journalists, news executives and media owners in a conversation about how they can play a role in promoting civility.Phase One will involve a diverse group of national journalists from print, radio, television and online for a one day conference with different panels to address the tremendous impact journalists have on millions of Americans everyday. The panels will address the state of the industry, content, quality of news and information. new technologies and news presentation. The goal is to assist in creating a media that is civil, informative, fact-based and one that educates our citizens.Phase two and three will involve national news executives and national media owners in a similar format.