Ashoka Fellows are working to rebuild trust in the media by ensuring journalists have the resources and tools that enable rigorous, fact-based, and reliable journalism.
In the midst of "fake news," Ashoka Fellows has been supporting and developing data sources that are open, transparent, and easily accessible for journalists to be able to serve societal interests.
Ashoka Fellows, such as Paul Radu in Romania, Natalia Viana in Brazil, and Gonzalo Fanjul in Spain, are actively working to activate citizenship and human rights.
Ashoka's study this year, "The Bottom Up Media Revolution," prepared in partnership with the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, saw five types of innovations as necessary given the current situation.
These types of innovations include: 1) Improving the infrastructure in which the media operates; 2) Strengthening quality of journalism; 3) Ensuring media is a tool for civic engagement; 4) Bolstering economics of media; and 5) Increasing media literacy. Read the Entire Article
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Leilah Janah is a social entrepreneur popularly known as the CEO of Samasource, a nonprofit organization that works to bring enterprise data services which focus on helping disadvantaged workers. Samasource also makes it possible to change the lives of its workers and their families by helping them find dignified, sustainable work online.