McGuire on Media » Speech to Society of Features Editors argued for a changed journalism mindset
“We have to have the open minds of entrepreneurs. We have to have the innovative imaginations of liberated explorers. We have to embrace risk like bungee jumpers. We have to listen to young people as if they are our saviors, because they probably are.
If journalism is to be saved by newspaper practitioners who bring the right values of truth-telling, minimizing harm, independence and accountability, then newspaper mindsets must escape the prison of day-to-day crises spawned by business troubles.”
All the PR That’s Fit to Print — Mixed Media — Utne Reader
““The muscles of journalism are weakening and the muscles of public relations are bulking up—as if they were on steroids,” he says.”
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OFF THE BEAT: It’s not you, it’s me – The Daily Californian
“Here is the truth: it’s not you, it’s me. It’s not Craigslist’s fault for taking classified advertisements away from the domain of print. It’s not the blogosphere’s fault for writing and spreading news for free.
It’s not the market’s fault for turning journalism upside down, for cutting all of The Daily Californian’s reporters’ pay, for cutting our Wednesday publication and for making us indebted to the ASUC for forgiving a portion of our rent. It’s not even the sales reps’ fault for not selling enough ads to keep newspapers afloat.
All of that stuff is on us, the journalists. It’s our fault.”
Common Sense Journalism: Bleacher Report U – a great resource
“Yep, it’s brutal. It’s pointed.
And Bleacher Report’s new training site, Bleacher Report U, and its other editing resources really should be part of your tool box if you are teaching journalism in a digital age.”
Common Sense Journalism: What he said … John McIntyre’s first-day-of-class speech
“John McIntyre, whom I am proud to call a friend has posted the first-day “welcome” he gives to editing students.
I suspect versions of this will be showing up in classrooms across the nation – maybe the world “
College students stumped by search engines, research finds | The Lookout – Yahoo! News
“The members of the generation that is sometimes dubbed the “millennials” are alternately reviled or lauded by the news media for their tech-savvy, gadget-loving ways. But a new ethnographic research project on students in five Illinois universities may put a dent in that reputation. It found that many college kids don’t even know how to perform a simple internet search.”
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