It’s a good piece by Tom Rosenstiel, talking about, in-part, what has been wrong with “journalism,” and what journalism needs to become.
He elaborates on these broad topics (#3 is really important, I think).
- Journalists must understand the new landscape is structural and not about the election
- Journalists must begin to do their verified reporting out in the open, with the public—news as “collaborative intelligence.”
- Journalists must invent new story forms that reveal the skeleton of their reporting, raise the bar of verification, and show consumers why they should trust them.
- We need journalists to do a better job labeling what is news reporting, what is an opinion piece, and what is news analysis.
- We need journalists to cover what is important, not bark at every car.
- We need journalists to keep their cool.
- Understand how information flows.
A lot of it addresses how reporting, journalism, and news exists (and is distributed) and how it is impacted by the new modern era of digital content, which I found insightful.
It’s a broader discussion, perhaps, but there is also a real element of entertainment, and how that now plays into how & why people consume “news” in the first place; this piece may be at an interesting intersection: