Memo to media establishment: Ignore blogs at your peril

Web publishers and bloggers are already stealing readers, advertisers and classifieds. Particularly for young people, journalism has become, in the words of NYU professor and PressThink.org blogger Jay Rosen, more of a conversation than a lecture. That conversation, at least for now, almost always begins with a traditional news story, which is then subject to annotation and dissection on blogs, which are now read by 27 percent of the U.S.…

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Journalism Is Itself a Religion: Special Essay on Launch of The Revealer

1.) J-School as School of Theology 2.) The Journalist’s Creed 3.) The Orthodoxy of No Orthodoxy 4.) Practicing Journalism But Not Understanding It 5.) The First Amendment as Press Religion 6.) The God Term of Journalism is the Public 7.) A Breakaway Church in the Press 8.) Interview at the Axis of Evil –Jay Rosen –Journalism Is Itself a Religion: Special Essay on Launch of The Revealer (Press Think) Another link…

Journalism's 'Ethical Vertigo'

“The ideal of objectivity, properly understood, is vital not only for responsible journalism but responsible scientific inquiry, informed public policy deliberations and fair ethical and legal decision. The peculiar Western attempt to be objective is a long, honorable tradition that is part of our continuing struggle to discern and communicate significant, well-grounded truths and make fair decisions in society,” [UBC journalism professor Stephen J. Ward] writes in his book [Invention…