Readers and viewers desert old-time newspapers and broadcast outlets with nearly as much determination and enthusiasm as the peoples of captive nations showed when fleeing their countries as the Soviet Union collapsed. Nevertheless, the response of journalism schools is to groom even more activist journalist-provacateurs.
Hence, the University of Washington at Seattle is holding an “unconference” on “Journalism That Matters: Re-imagining News & Community in the Pacific NW” that will cover:
- “New information sources;
- “Business models;
- “Economic solutions and accountability measures that work to create a revitalized journalism”; and
- “How networking and civic engagement organizations can partner with communicators to effect positive social, political and economic change.”
As Michelle Malkin would say, DLTDHYOTWO.
Malcolm A. Kline is the executive director of Accuracy in Academia.