Don’t give in to “churnalism”

This week I’d like to share a TED Talk by Channel News Asia journalist Akshobh Giriharadas, mostly because I think he does a great job of summarizing the issues facing our industry, as well as encouraging journalists to reflect and think critically about the work they are doing and how it impacts consumers. At the same time, I appreciated his call for consumers to reflect on what kind of journalism they would like to see created going forward. If you’ve ever wondered what we, as young coming-of-age journalists, talk about in graduate school, this is a pretty good overview of the kinds of issues we talk about in class, over coffee, and in the hallways of the j-school.

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