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What is Quality Journalism and How Can It Be Saved.

What is Quality Journalism and How Can It Be Saved.

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Published by: Eric Prenen on Dec 09, 2010
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This chapter is based on the eleven interviews I conducted for this study. The
issues addressed here are topics that emerged from the interviews. I chose to
interview people who are experts either as academics who study media (Bob
, Natalie Fenton, Stephen Coleman, Robert Picard) or practising
journalists and editors (Alan Rusbridger and Charlotte Higgins of the
Guardian, Christopher McKane of the Times). Among the interviewees were
also people who have changed their careers in journalism to careers in universities
(Charlie Beckett, George Brock) and media consultancy (Juan Senor). One
editor-in-chief, Tony Curzon Price, runs an online operation called
openDemocracy.net. For a full list of the interviewees and their affiliations,
see the end of this paper.

The questions tackled in this chapter turned out to be the most prominent in
my interviews.

•Firstly, we’ll discuss some of the errors the traditional media seems
to be making. These include cuts in the newsroom, underinvestment,
‘dumbing down’ of content, and poorly managed integration of digital
and print operations.

•Second, we move on to different views on charging for journalistic
content online.

•Thirdly, we’ll take a look on some of the possible future scenarios
for newspapers.

•The review ends with my interviewees’ take on the quality criteria
of journalism, as described in Chapter 2.

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