Charlie Beckett, the director of Polis at the London School of Economics, argues that the future belongs to networked journalism.
He observes the impact of new forms of media on the transparency, accessibility and credibility of journalism, and he believes the most effective journalism in the time ahead will be open-sourced and networked --- that is, continually shared through the process.
The connection of the journalist will need to change.
"Just as advertising has become personalised and viral, so journalism will have to get closer to the communities that it is talking to, be they geographical or subject-specific."
He concludes: "Instead of claiming a special dispensation, the journalist will now become part of a network of responsibilities and relevance. It's where I have always thought good journalism belonged."