What is the role of mainstream media in bridging the gap between social media and the real world while keeping politicians accountable?

Submitted by the Asian Canadian Journalists Association (jyfchen[at]gmail.com) for Vancouver ChangeCamp 2011.

How can mainstream media connect ethnic communities with political issues and help form a political agenda that matters to citizens? How do media direct and shape the municipal agenda? Who drives the issues that get discussed, and how do voices not represented in the mainstream media get their stories out?

This is a topic submitted by the Asian Canadian Journalists Association. We’d like to talk about holding politicians accountable for their promises. How do we make sure the agenda at city hall matches the priorities of citizens? We’d like to explore how the stories told in social media look and sound different than ethnic media, community newspapers, and mainstream news outlets.

Posted in 2011, Citizen Engagement.

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