An e-mail arrives from Amber Johnson, pointing me to a list of the 10 Iconic Jourmalists Every JStudent Should Study. I imagine most journalism bloggers got one this morning.
And this list is, well, very American and fairly predictable. But I do think the post makes a point that’s worth re-iterating:
> …but dismissing the history of newspapers and broadcasting would be a huge mistake
It would, yes.
I don’t believe that the changes sweeping through journalism right now changes the fundemantals of journalism *at all*. What does change is the means of expression of those fundementals, and we still have quite a long way to go in unpicking those elements of journalism that a function of a particular medium and those that are the inherent basics. And there are still a lot of people confusing the characteristic of a medium with a core journalistic practice.