Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

On Shirky, On Jarvis, On Rosen And Gillmor!

"'Future of News' thinkers, who emerged only in the last few years, represent a new kind of public intellectual: journalism academics known for neither their journalism nor their scholarship. Yet, the fact is they are filling a void left by an intellectually exhausted journalism establishment, and filling it with crisp, readable—and voluminous—prose that offers to connect journalism to the technocratic vanguard…. To the extent that FON thinkers mau-mau the news business—that’s a good thing. The problem is that FON thinkers (but not Rosen, as we’ll see) sometimes let slip a light regard for journalism itself, that is to say, what journalists actually do."
Who's your boss paying to help figure out the "future of news"? All our most and least favorite consultants and media book writers!

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Look at all the white chin-stroking men.

(Seriously though how can I get in on this gravy train.)

(Some sort of surgery I guess?)

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

@Maura Johnston It's a problem that can't be swept away with a mere "BOYS BOYS BOYS YEAH" tag.

deepomega (#1,720)

@Maura Johnston: What you need is the radical new plastic surgery that turns anyone into the ruling class: Privilegeplasty!

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

Whatever everyone in the media says is going to happen, isn't going to happen.

shaunr (#726)

Alan Rusbridger's the softest of touches for this crowd.

What can you do when a kindly old Aunt really wants to give it all away to a Bhagwan and, to be fair, he really has made her the happiest she's been in 20 years, far happier than her mean old husband ever did?

NinetyNine (#98)

Wait, who in this list is a favorite? Was this written by Shirky's mom?

lawyergay (#220)

Jay Rosen once asked me to forward him an essay that was behind the Harper's paywall and that I, as a subscriber (he was not), had access to. I did forward it to him. The essay was by Jaron Lanier and was excerpted in the March 1998 issue.

Never an inappropriate noun to verb.

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