“Society doesn’t need newspapers. What we need is journalism”

Clay Shirkey writes an article called “Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable”. I thought this was an excellent discussion about a topic I’ve written, with much less insight, in the past. For me a crucial passage of his article is:

“Society doesn’t need newspapers. What we need is journalism. For a century, the imperatives to strengthen journalism and to strengthen newspapers have been so tightly wound as to be indistinguishable. That’s been a fine accident to have, but when that accident stops, as it is stopping before our eyes, we’re going to need lots of other ways to strengthen journalism instead” (from Thinking the Unthinkable)

If you are interested in the future of newspapers and journalism, you need to read this article. (which, by the way, appeared not in a newspaper or magazine, but as a blog post!)

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