6th September, 2016
Journalism is a strategy, not an industry
Amid all our enthusiasm about defending and improving information gathering and independent reporting in the modern web and data-backed era, we have misunderstood the implications of the great unbundling of great news media organizations.
Journalism is a strategy to make communities better that needs to be spread, not a cohesive industry that needs protecting. The better we understand this, the easier it is to communicate why organizations with journalism DNA have more reason to share and support each other than compete.
I’m Christopher Wink (Hi!), the cofounder of 25-person community news publisher Technically Media, host of the annual Barcamp News Innovation and the longtime organizer of ONA Local’s Philadelphia chapter. I’d love five minutes to share with you why I think this is such an important concept for our work.