Mizzou confab — New models of journalism

Alum and students packed Neff Auditorium to hear some highly respected traditional jurnos who’ve made the leap into the Webcentric world with sites such as ProPublica, MinnPost, the St. Louis Beacon, and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Good on ’em. Good on ’em. But they’re not going to make it if they keep

Jurnos, alums and jurnos-to-be SRO

Jurnos, alums and jurnos-to-be SRO

on with a we-talk, you-listen approach. Or a great-journalism-is-all-you-need approach. Or a linear, text-centric newspaper/magazine content approach. (A shining light: the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting’s multimedia story — Hope: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica.) Or a been-there-done-that approach to covering their beats (i.e., no context or continuity). And where are the links, the resources, the backgrounders, the databases, the solution-oriented approaches to providing USEFUL information for their communities? I’m crossing my fingers that they’ll move in those directions FAST FAST FAST. We’ll be a lot better off if good, solid journalism survives. And these folks have soooo much good experience and understanding to contribute to Webcentric journalism. But their sites show that they don’t yet understand the medium. Here’s what they said:

Jon Sawyer from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, developed an interesting Continue reading