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.
Some Good Reading About The Future of News Paid Members Public
Good stuff I’ve read recently, haven’t linked to yet, but don’t have much to add to right now: * The Nichepaper Manifesto [http://blogs.harvardbusiness.org/haque/2009/07/the_nichepaper_manifesto.html] – an articulate and well argued guide to how niche publishing might looks going forwards. * Media