'Journalism used to focus on what citizens needed to know'

Insider Higher Ed

"Now it focuses on what the audience wants, explaining the spike in celebrity and entertainment news," writes Iowa State j-school director Michael Bugeja. "Social networks and search engines give away that news for free in return for personal information and then vend those data to companies whose cookies are as hidden as terms of service."

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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