May 10, 2022
Change is hard.
In 1973, Oregon Governor Tom McCall created a pioneering land use policy focused on preserving farmland, reducing pollution and preventing urban sprawl. At the time, it was a visionary move that took bold political leadership.
But what seemed visionary 50 years ago has played a pivotal role in creating...
Oct 3, 2021
Advocacy and political activism have become part of the social media ecosystem. Pew Research data shows roughly 76% of Americans say that social media makes people think they are making a difference when they really aren’t.
Yet more of us are turning to social media as a primary way to engage with social and...
Feb 23, 2021
We are often told society today is more divided than ever. But what is driving this division?
A number of factors are fueling this narrative of “us versus them” in our communities. Ideology, race, gender, class, and geography have come to define who we listen to – and who we distrust.
Add in an increasingly...
Oct 15, 2020
What role does social media play in our understanding of truth? How can journalists utilize the digital age to build civic engagement? And what role does the consumer play in sustaining a trustworthy information ecosystem?
In this episode, we examine our growing distrust in news media and take a closer look at what the...
Apr 17, 2020
The COVID crisis has caused unprecedented change in our communities. Restaurants are shut down, businesses are working from home and health care employees are focusing on emergency care.
During all this, business are having to adapt to ever changing policies and growing uncertainty. So, how do you communicate...