Potential Topic in New Media: “New Media and the (Uncertain) Future of Journalism.” We touched on this briefly in the beginning of the semester, but I think it is an area that is very rich and could benefit from a deeper discussion. How bad is the existing journalism “crisis”? What are potential solutions? What will it take to get us there? What is the appropriate role (if any) for government funded journalism? I tried to make these required and recommended readings reflective of the debate more generally, and what is happening currently in the field.
“How to Save Journalism” by John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney
“Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable” by Clay Shirky,
Bill Moyers Journal featuring Jay Rosen and Glenn Greenwald:
- “Saving the News: Towards a National Journalism Strategy”, written by Free Press. Download the report from: http://www.freepress.net/media_issues/journalism
“Old and New Media Go to Washington”, On the Media. (Link: http://www.onthemedia.org/transcripts/2009/05/08/01)