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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: