InterestingÂ piece by Paul Boutin in Wired,Â the Web Magazine.Â Apparently the future is multimedia.
Geneva Overholser at the Online Journalism Review wonders whether the traditional business model for journalism - i.e publishing companies run for profit -Â has distorted the social responsibilities of journalists. She quotes former investment banker Adlai Wertman, who claims that profit-seeking companies "quickly go from no social mission to no social responsibility" - resultingÂ in a distorted notion of "what the public wants" when it comes to journalism, and a terribly inadequate news diet for a self-governing people.
We talked about this piece today in conference. I just checked with my source at the production company to see when the programme was being transmitted and found out that it won't be, as there was no footage.