Monday, September 30, 2013

Discussion Questions_"Who's a Journalist? Does that Matter?"_Dobbs

The article, "Who's a Journalist? Does that matter?", raises some very interesting points about what it means to be a journalist in today's world and why it matters anymore. The title in itself proposes two questions important questions.

1. Dan Gilmor, the author of the article, states, "People often ask who, in this anyone-can-publish world, is a journalist? I tell them this is the wrong question. The right one: What is journalism?" This is my first question for you: What do you think of when you hear the word Journalism? What does it mean to you to be a journalist?

2. What has society done to the title of a journalist? Do you think journalists are losing credibility because of this "Anyone-can-publish" society?

3. What does it mean to be an active user of media versus a passive user?

4. Dan Gilmor suggests we need a new name for modern media creators but has not thought of a proper one. Do you have any suggestions for another name?

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