My Jay Rosen wrap-up.
I didn't get around to it earlier in the week (jury duty), but as I'm sure everyone on earth knows by now, the Journalism of the Web class attended Jay Rosen's talk on NewAssignment.net
at Harvard's Berkman Center. The video can be found here
, but for the less patient, I've collected some main focal points.
"The more you give away, the more you win."
"Capacity does not create activity. If you build it, they won't necessarily come. You need to do more than that."
"The challenge is for professional journalists to work with their own group of people to break stories."and, my personal favorite:
"Take, borrow, steal, adapt."
The project seemed to have such bright beginnings, but it seems like many (including Rosen himself) are starting to lose a bit of faith. The lack of funds is definitely a likely cause, but moreover, it's my own personal belief that nothing really comes for free - which leaves me wondering how effective and reliable sources could really be.