Special issue of Daedalus “on the future of news”

The Spring 2010 issue of Daedalus — the Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences — is all about journalism.  (Full text is available at the AAA&S web site; UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students can also access the full text through our library’s ProQuest subscription.)  Plenty of well-known media scholars weigh in, such as Herbert Gans, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, and Michael Schudson, to name a few.  And Madison gets a mention or two, especially with respect to the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (Brant Houston, one of the key partners in the center, talks about it in his piece “The future of investigative journalism“).  Give it a read and comment below.

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    Thin slice: interesting that the word “crisis” does not feature anywhere in the front section of this report.

    With global economic crisis arguably a result of an almost complete lack of journalistic scrutiny, this seems somewhat of a gap. AAA&S is not alone in this.

    Articles across mainstream media and academia feature dozens of articles every week debating glorious digital futures.

    Far fewer are devoted to the subject of journalism in crisis, the here and now loss of not just quality but quantum of journalism from public discourse.

    Hopefully will find references to crisis – economic or otherwise – in subsequent chapters.

    . . .

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