BY BRIDGET CAREY
In an era of cutbacks in journalism and small-town coverage, Arianna Huffington and other digital media pioneers gathered in Miami this week to inspire non-profits to fund projects that engage citizens and improve community news.
Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, recently purchased by AOL, spoke to 350 leaders of place-based foundations from across the nation at the fourth annual Media Learning Seminar, put on by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation at InterContinental Miami Hotel.
Huffington called for an end to “lazy journalism” and more focus on in-depth reporting about small communities. “We’ve been talking about it,” Huffington said. “Now it’s time to actually do it.”
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