Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wadah on What's Next for Journalism

Former director of Al Jazeera highlights the challenge facing broadcasters and journalists in the Arab world. He was speaking at the Guardian conference in London last week. I would argue that this applies to journalism everywhere. The challenge is that there are too few organisations supporting the development (and careers) of investigative journalists. Drag and drop journalists are two a penny - they already have it tough or have gone off to shill for a PR agency. The good news is that tools are becoming available to empower groups of journalists to form on-line agencies. It's working in some areas of tech and the arts. I believe it could work elsewhere too. Interested? Get in touch. Makes me curious as to what Wadah will do next. Start a training school or a new bureau of investigation?

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