A small milestone (and what people miss about journalism)
I just got my first click-through to this site from a blog written by one of my students on the City University journalism MA. It’s a small milestone, but one that made me oddly happy.
Thanks for the link, Jess.
I rather like this, from her first post:
One of the myriad things to strike me during my first week at City is that journalism is not merely a synonym for writing.
As a second-hand book shop loving, endless note-scrawling English Literature student, I had rather believed otherwise. Yet prior to the printing press, the concept of media existed purely via oral communication, its roots embedded firmly in the social.
A point too often missed, I think…
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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