A former New York Times editor calls today a "time of unprecedented bounty" for news consumers, revisiting the definition of journalism, and more are found in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.
Here are IJNet's picks from this week's stories:
It's the golden age of news
Over the past 20 years, to loud laments from media veterans, American news organizations have retreated from the costly business of foreign coverage - closing bureaus, slashing space and airtime. Yet for the curious reader with a sense of direction, this is a time of unprecedented bounty. (New York Times, 11/3)
Existential journalism revisited
Here we go again. What is journalism? Who is a journalist? How do you educate journalists? It's an existential question that's becoming more pertinent as academics, media firms and "hacks" themselves grapple with an increasingly foggy landscape where ordinary citizens, technological advances, and the general context take on dizzying proportions on a non-stop treadmill. (Huffington Post, 11/2)
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