Beyond News: The Future of Journalism (Columbia Journalism Review Books)

Beyond News: The Future of Journalism (Columbia Journalism Review Books)

Mitchell Stephens


For a century and a part, reporters made an outstanding company out of marketing the newest information or promoting advertisements subsequent to that information. Now that information pours out of the web and our cellular devices―fast, ample, and more often than not free―that period is finishing. our greatest reporters, Mitchell Stephens argues, as a substitute needs to supply unique, hard perspectives―not simply a bit of extra thorough money owed of greatly suggested occasions. His booklet proposes a brand new commonplace: "wisdom journalism," an amalgam of the extra rarified sorts of reporting―exclusive, enterprising, investigative―and knowledgeable, insightful, interpretive, explanatory, even opinionated takes on present events.

This e-book beneficial properties an unique, occasionally severe exam of up to date journalism, either on- and offline, and it reveals thought for a extra formidable and powerful realizing of journalism in examples from twenty-first-century articles and blogs, in addition to in a range of exceptional twentieth-century journalism and Benjamin Franklin's eighteenth-century writings. so much makes an attempt to accommodate journalism's present predicament emphasize expertise. Stephens emphasizes mindsets and the necessity to reconsider what journalism has been and can become.

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