Journalism 2.0
How to survive and thrive in the digital age

This blog is a companion to the book I have written. It will teach current (and future) journalists the skills they need to do better journalism with the help of digital technology. More information about the book.

 

Angry Journalists vs. Wired Journalists

Which would you rather be? Well, you have a choice now, thanks to a pair of new web sites that have launched recently: AngryJournalist.com and WiredJournalists.com. The former is is based on the concept of despair, highlighting a seemingly endless stream of public griping without accountability. Here’s the mission statement:

Why are you angry today?
Tell us what’s making you upset at your journalism job.
Anonymity guaranteed. One rule: no real names. 

The latter is based on the concept of hope and empowerment. Here’s the mission statement:

WiredJournalists.com was created with self-motivated, eager-to-learn reporters, editors, executives, students and faculty in mind. Our goal is to help journalists who have few resources on hand other than their own desire to make a difference and help journalism grow into its new 21st Century role.

I think it’s pretty easy to tell which group has the brighter future, don’t you?

Posted by MarkBriggs on Sunday, February 24, 2008
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