Let’s Stop Defining Who Is a Journalist, and Protect All Acts of Journalism | Mediashift | PBS

Two reports released last week tackle this question from very different perspectives. Jonathan Peters and Edson Tandoc wrote a post on PBS MediaShift headlined “Defining a Journalist Is Messy, But Crucial.” Their research focused on using “scholarly, legal, and industry” texts to determine common elements of how a journalist is generally defined.

What emerged is a definition that even the authors themselves won’t stand behind, calling it a “fatal blow to new forms of journalism.”

via Let’s Stop Defining Who Is a Journalist, and Protect All Acts of Journalism | Mediashift | PBS.

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Reporting is Now a Commodity, but Journalism Isn’t « HighTalk

This is a good thing.  Journalism is a fundamental cornerstone of a strong democracy and an open and progressive society.  The problem, however, is that many people associate journalism only with print news – newspapers and magazines.  With the rapid decline of print there’s a fear that journalism is also in danger.

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