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In a world where everyone is a publisher, no one is an editor. And that is the danger we face today.

In a world where everyone is a publisher, no one is an editor.  And that is the danger we face today.

The words of Scott Pelley a few months back in this must-watch speech (http://nowth.is/YLornp) I sought out after sitting through Tom Rozwadowski's Now Trending: Social Media Use by Journalists presentation today.

Pelley's remarks resonate because he's so authentic: willing to admit mistakes, walking the walk as much as talking the talk: "Twitter, Facebook, Reddit. That's not journalism. That's gossip. Journalism was invented as an antidote to gossip."  Check out Pelley's Twitter account. Tweets: 2, Followers: 13.1K.

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The Credibility Quotient: AWOL on a Robust Code of Ethics

The Credibility Quotient: AWOL on a Robust Code of Ethics

Dr Kris Brunton's presentation today Landscape: The Philosophical and Ethical Context for the Practice of U.S. Journalism rightly flagged the scope of the First Amendment: guarding against government's infringement of freedom of expression ('Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press') -- a legal right that doesn't apply as between private individuals/parties.

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‘They write us checks because they love us’

Well, I did it. I bought a new suitcase. It is yellow and BIG. I call it ‘Big Bird’.

Of course, this blog is not about that. Is just that I bought a new suitcase so I can take with me brochures, magazines and ‘stuff’ I have collected along this amazing six weeks. I can-t take it all with me, so I started thinking of each visit and I remembered this guy in Minnesota… and what he said.

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A few thoughts on the future of journalism

A few thoughts on the future of journalism

The World Press Institute offers a unique opportunity their fellows to get acquainted with the way the american media is functioning nowadays, and this, alongside others, was clearly one of the main purposes that lead me submit my application for this years fellowship program. Like most of my colleagues and probably everyone who dedicated his life to the sake of journalism, I"ve been following closely and with dubious attention the latest revolutionary developments of our profession.

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Time

Time. That is the currency for the world populace in a movie from 2011 called „In Time“ (I am sensing a little bit of a general theme here). Once you turn 25 you develop a digital clock, glowing from beneath your skin. The clock is ticking and you will live only one year more. It is beginning to turn up and tick. The movie is not very good, the IMDB Rating is 6.6. So you better either make your last days count or you try to somehow get more – time.

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