Modern journalism is a tough business that's rapidly changing. The internet is still trying to make the distinction between a journalist and a blogger, so finding truly insightful, thought-provoking content can be difficult. The following are just a few of the journalists and organizations that we believe are helping to shape the future of journalism.
Fellow Southerner Joshua Benton is the founder/director of the Nieman Journalism Lab and with his background in newspaper, he adds a traditional touch to blogging (which we appreciate). By their own account, “Nieman Lab is a project to try to help figure out where the news is headed in the Internet age”. Nieman Journalism Lab is attempting to redefine how journalism works. Nieman Lab is “fundamentally optimistic” about the future of journalism, and we think they’ve got the right idea. Our pick - Benson's piece on the lack of geographic diversity in American news.
Jay Rosen wants to draw a line between “media” and “press”. Rosen encourages the journalists to take a more active interest in citizenship, improving public debate, and enhancing life, as evidenced through PressThink. We like Rosen for his critical approach to journalism and lack of fear when it comes to proding the industry. Our pick - Tone poem for the "leave it there" press. There's also an excellent interview podcast between Jay Rosen and Joshua Benton (mentioned above) that is worth a listen.
2. Press Think
3. Columbia Journalism Review
One of the most respected voices in Journalism, CJR has been helping to shape journalistic ideas since it's first published issue in 1961. We're especially interested to see where new editor and publisher Kyle Pope will take the publication, who promises to bring an international emphasis to CJR coverage. Our pick - Woman's Work. The twisted reality of an Italian freelancer in Syria
While AEJMC isn't quite a standard blog publication, we still like to include it in our list for it's dedication to advancing education in journalism, research and promoting the "free flow of communication". With it's journals, publications, conferences and interest groups, AEJMC is sure to get you immersed in the world of academic journalism. Our pick - a recap of the most recent AEJMC conference in Minneapolis.