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12 Questions about the future of journalism

I am often struck by the parallels between libraries and newspapers, librarians and journalists and how technology is affecting these institutions and professions. As I reflect on John Shuler’s comments on Government Information Liberation, the following article caught my attention:

Bill Kovach is a senior counselor to the Project for Excellence in Journalism, a founder of the Committee of Concerned Journalists, a former Washington bureau chief for The New York Times, a former editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and a former curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

In reflecting on the future of journalism and our democracy, Kovach asks twelve provocative questions, which, I think, parallel some of those that John is asking.

I am still catching up after a brief vacation offline, but I will rejoin John’s discussion soon and try to examine both the profession of librarianship and the institution of libraries.

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