Impact Q&A with John Baer, Political Columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News

As part of our ongoing series examining how to measure and evaluate impact in public interest news, CPIJ met with John Baer, political columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News, to discuss his thoughts on how public interest coverage, and particularly his column, impacts public officials and his audiences in Philadelphia and Harrisburg.  The full interview is posted below, and a set of video clips on key issues follow.

Full Q&A with John Baer:

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Comments, questions and recommended follow-ups are welcome in the comments section.

Clip 1: What are the issues that get Philadelphians engaged with state government?

issues philadelphians get excited about johnbaer from CPIJournalism on Vimeo.

Clip 2: Has your column had impact on public affairs in Pennsylvania?

outcomes of columns personal johnbaer from CPIJournalism on Vimeo.

Clip 3: Does your column hold public officials accountable?

does column hold officials accountable johnbaer from CPIJournalism on Vimeo.

Clip 4: What do you hope readers do with the information provided in your column?

what hope readers do with info johnbaer from CPIJournalism on Vimeo.

Clip 5: Are news consumers becoming more cynical?

readers becoming more cynical johnbaer from CPIJournalism on Vimeo.

Clip 6: Are there changes you can make to increase accountability for public officials?

changes to increase accountability johnbaer from CPIJournalism on Vimeo.

Clip 7: How is the impact of public interest journalism affected by shrinking resources at news organizations?

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