Excellent post by Jeff Jarvis on how news delivery is changing. This paragraph encapsulates some of the changes journalism is going through and the exciting new ways in which journalists can gather and share stories. And it is this that makes teaching journalism so exciting.
The essential functions of journalism – reporting, watching, sharing, answering, explaining – and its verities – factualness, completeness, fairness, timeliness, relevance – are eternal, but the means of performing them are multiplying magnificently. That is why I so enjoy teaching journalism, because we need no longer pick a medium and its tools for a career but can select them every time we need to tell a story – and because journalism is no longer about preservation (it never should have been) but is instead about change and growth.