While a distinguished veteran reporter voiced concern about the erosion of traditional journalism values in the Internet age, two prominent new media thinkers said the Web provides more and richer information than conventional news outlets.
Their comments — amid much discussion of whether and how “truth” emerges from the welter of Internet information — came during this past weekend’s conference marking the 25th anniversary of Harvard’s Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.
Sinking platform, rising truth
Marvin Kalb, the Center’s founding director and award-winning CBS News and NBC News correspondent, wondered how you connect new technology with core journalism values. Now, he said, he feels as if he’s standing on the news platform watching emerging technologies speed by.
Ito, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist who helped finance Twitter and Flickr, sees more young people “diving into data themselves” to determine their own truth. Read more