J-School: Educating Independent Journalists

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

The Future of Journalism in 560 Words (Four Tweets)

Posted by chanders on January 4, 2009

  • Successful journalism is social; the powerful institutions they watch are bureaucracies. What to do?
  • Social movements are social, like media, and they watch powerful institutions the same way journalism should and used to.
  • Therefore, a successful– and moral– future journalism will be place-based aggregations of the struggles of relevant social movements.
  • And objectivity will not be an attitude of disinterest, but an “objectfulness”– a gathering together of objects (once called “reporting.”)

Lord, vacation is grand. Thanks, Will Bunch, for the brain spark, and tune into Twitter for all the fun.


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