Braver Angels Media Action
The Braver Angels Media Action Group's work grows from Braver Angel's secondary mission.
Our Primary Mission is to introduce Central Texans to the Braver Angels process of depolarization and civil discourse through attendance at free workshops, townhall debates, current events discussions, and speaking engagements. We can respectfully engage in political and public policy discussions or one-on-one conversations about issues important to us and our country.
Our Secondary Mission is to work together to solve real problems. In our Alliance meetings, our Braver Angels who have completed a workshop or other event come together to see what common ground can be found in tackling local issues. We leverage the civil discourse skills we've learned to solve problems together.”
Action Groups are formed to pursue issues of public policy on a continuing rather than an ad hoc basis subject to oversight by the Braver Angels Public Policy Working Group (PPWG). Braver Angels' mission includes not only depolarizing, but also engaging those committed to finding common ground to tackle important issues together. The Media Action Group is an effort to find common ground, develop one or more action plans together, and work to effect positive change.
The Media Action Group will:
- Create a vision for news delivery that provides the basis for trust and productive problem-solving
- Demonstrate the potential for media improvement
- Highlight and provide examples of how news delivery can be done accurately and thoroughly
- Create public pressure for change
Media Action Group's Objective
To stimulate an improvement in the reporting of serious news and opinion in our country"
The first step to solving a problem is to state it clearly. Participants in Media Action Group events formulated statements in their breakout sessions. The group consensus resulted in the problem statement below.
Media has capitalized on our tribalistic tendencies, failed to provide the objectivity that ensures trustworthy facts essential for sound decision-making in our society, and kept us in a negative feedback loop
What Should We Be Able to Expect from News Reporting?
The Gap Between What IS and What SHOULD Be
The Five Core Values of Journalism
- Provide the information citizens need to exercise their right and duty to ensure and maintain effective government
- Provide the information people need to effectively manage their lives
What Is The Role Of The Media In Society Anyway?
RESPONSIBLE MEDIA SEEKS TO BE:
THE PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT TO EXPECT THE INFORMATION PRODUCED TO BE: