Monday, December 6, 2010



“The rise of the Internet and the coming of broadband do not mean . . . that the concept of applying judgment to the news—of trying to decide what people need and want to know to self-govern—is obsolete. They make the need all the greater. John Seeley Brown, the former director of Xerox PARC, the legendary think tank in Silicon Valley, suggests that rather than rendering the democratic public service notion of journalism moot, technology has instead changed how journalists fulfill it. ‘What we need in the new economy and the new communications culture is sense making. We have a desperate need to get some stable points in an increasingly crazy world.’”
—Bill Kovach & Tom Rosensteil, journalists and authors, The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect, 2001

Editorial Comment: When does that start, exactly?

PeezPix: Frigid Roads . . . Happy Dogs. The change of seasons is complete below Mendon Peak, northern Utah.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with John Seeley Brown, that we need to learn how to make sense of things.

    For that reason, I think journalists need to team up with scientists who are familiar with the scientific method of weeding out misconceptions that otherwise creep into our vulnerable belief systems.