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Apr 27 2012

A Brief Blog Profile: Future Journalism Project

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by Thomas Hynes

 

One question I hear a lot at conferences (and from my parents) surrounds the future of journalism. Where will it go next? Will it still exist? What will it look like? Who will pay for it? And are you sure you wouldn't rather work in finance? (Ok, that last one is from my parents.) One group looking to find out the answers to these questions is the tumblr blog, The Future Journalism Project.  On the site they're exploring the roles of 'disruption, opportunity and innovation in journalism.'

And that's not all they're exploring. They're looking to explore the following four themes: journalism education, journalism practice, journalism business models, and journalism and democracy. So basically, knowing what journalism is, who is doing it well, who is paying for it, and how is it fulfilling its most important function: strengthening our republic.

Truthfully, these are very important questions. And I for one am glad that the Future Journalism Project has taken it upon themselves to finding the answers. After all, it's important for news organizations to remain solvent so, yeah, they can provide jobs for recent graduates. But more importantly, everyone - regardless of their major - benefits from a healthy and functioning press. On this tumblr blog, you'll get a look at today's top stories. You'll also get a sense of how the news is going to look tomorrow.

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