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:
- 12 Questions about the future of journalism by Bill Kovach, The American Scholar.
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.