Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Bubblegum journalism?

Some thoughts on a class called “Reporting Gen Y” at the NYU J School. Check out the comments for a good debate on how to teach journalism these days.

The truth of the matter is that by the time my generation, Gen Y, gets into the
real world there will be a much higher demand for web-savvy writers and thinkers
than traditional Woodwards and Bernsteins.

Who is this web-savvy writer? Here’s a description from her web site.

Who am I? I am you and you are me and we are we and we are all together, ah ha
ha oh ho ho hee hee hee. I am the egg man. I am the walrus. I am Alana Taylor --
the girl who loves technology, media, entertainment, journalism, movies, sushi,
travel, music, & fitness.

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