30 July, 2009

Good selection of readings on the evolution of news

Ryan Sholin, Director of News Innovation at Publish2, has compiled a good selection of posts on the evolution of news. On my view the best synthesis of the discussion about the future of news is that the news business is not dying, but changing. The same is true  for journalism as a professional vocation. Traditional means of doing business in the news industry are withering away. There is an intense search for new modes. The profession also changes, as new tools become available. The old rules for separating fact from fancy or rumor, of investigation, and confirmation still hold, and have to be complemented and reinforced under such new and dynamic circumstances.

The post is here. (Sergio Abranches)

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