The venerable Columbia Journalism Review has arrived at a new understanding of old and new journalism, old and new models of journalists, old and new techniques to communicate. Its essay this month, The Bigger Tent, explores not only what is a journalist, but what is journalism in this new age. It's a reasoned, hopeful, not terribly edgy look at the dilemma of standards for the new brigade and the dilemma of rigidity for the old brigade. Author Ann Cooper doesn't particularly side and has insight on both approaches.
When CJR weighs in, it's always a sign of the shifted debate.