Journalism education — much like journalism itself — is in the middle of a massive reboot.
"If ever an industry was in need of innovation — of big ideas from uncommon thinkers — it is the news business. "
New hope for long-form stories, and the people who write them.
Good idea for a class or workshop/seminar at SJSU
Explaining why women aren't being heard.
"Brave New Films has mastered every element of alternative distribution, from YouTube, to Facebook to Twitter, creating a new model for activist political video."
“A bad free press is preferable to a technically good subservient press" - Nelson Mandela
Never have we needed truly independent journalism institutions -- which despite great progress in the developement of online media still convey most of what we call "news" to most of the people -- more than we do now.
The honorable exceptions aside, they are failing. And they're failing arrogantly, insisting that they are doing their jobs well when the evidence is so obviously to the contrary.
The death of news.
"The Internet and cell phones are changing people’s relationship to news .... It is making news more portable, perpetual, personalized and participatory."
J-Schools: missing the boat.
"...journalism schools too face a crisis of competence and confidence. We have to agree that while much remains that is good, some of what we do is outmoded and badly needs to be fixed. To survive, journalism schools have to become much more intellectually and professionally ambitious."