Above all, I’d like to be a host and moderator of a civil conversation. I’d do my best to lower the personal profile of the Public Editor and raise the profile of the public – the audience and those affected by the journalism – using three main techniques: aggregation, curation and discussion.
Last week I wrote about why we need to put the public back at the center of journalism. This week Dan Gillmor rethinks the role of the “public editor” and creates a road map for how we can do it.
It’s also interesting how Gillmor describes the role of moderator, one that I think Jonathan Stray does a nice job of defining in terms of solutions journalism here.