J-School: Educating Independent Journalists

“If tools could make anyone who picked them up an expert, they’d be valuable indeed.” Plato, The Republic

Do Journalists Possess “Expert” Knowledge?

Posted by chanders on January 4, 2006

Maybe they used to; or maybe they used to trick everyone into thinking they did:

"We’ve pretended to be like priests turning water to wine, like it’s a
secret process. Those days are gone."
Craig Crawford, Congressional Quarterly columnist.

Or maybe they never did:

"A journalist is a reporter out of a job."
— Mark Twain


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