In comments on techPresident last night, Jay Rosen summarized nicely the reason that the discussions about “who is a journalist” and “what is journalism” are red herrings.
“Today, the press is shared territory. It has pro and amateur zones. This is appropriate because press freedom is shared territory.”
Press freedom is shared territory.
Warts and all, press freedom is shared territory. If we can start our conversations from that point, they will more constructive.
Press freedom is shared territory, and that’s territory I want far more Americans to settle.