What is journalism for?

interesting new-media-ish way to market a story…
http://www.veryshortlist.com/web/daily.cfm/review/585/Website/novelsin3lines-translated-by-luc-sante/?tp

and then there’s the Mad Men thing… I like this one!
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/01/business/media/01twitter.html?pagewanted=print

and this in from DT: btw, just to add to this, when watching the DNC last week, there were better updates coming from my twittering friends live at the DNC than CNN

and UT responds:

The citizen journalism dialogue is ongoing. Tonight’s class, the first for the term, more or less covers the historical and ethical standards of journalism.

Question posed at end for discussion:
What is journalism for? (today’s reading assignment)
The primary purpose of journalism is to provide citizens with the information they need to be free and self-governing.Bill Kovach & Tom Rosenstiel The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect, (New York: Three Rivers Press, 2001 and 2007), 12.

What do you think? For more on the subject:

Here’s a link to last week’s “trends in journalism” talk by Academic Dean Grueskin who’s just joined the j-school faculty: http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/cs/ContentServer/jrn/1165270052298/JRN_News_C/1212609822164/JRNNewsDetail.htm#

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One response to “What is journalism for?

  1. I’m having some of my clients twitter, esp the authors. I think it’s a great way to interact with an audience.

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