Five Reasons to Build on Public Media’s Journalism Collaborations

Within public media there’s been an explosion of journalism collaboration in recent years. It burst from the top down — with grant-funded projects initiated in 2010 by CPB and NPR — and from the ground up, as stations such as KUNC in Greeley, Colo., created their own content-sharing partnerships.

Yet eight years later this collaborative journalism web is not yet woven together in a way that can demonstrate our collective power. Now is the critical time to build a cohesive web and create a brain at the center of these national, regional and local efforts. By setting standards and building connections across this web, we will amplify our voices, expand the reach of our content and dynamically increase our impact.