If anyone can publish, what is a journalist?

There’s a great post by Andrew Sullivan on “why I blog” which describes with great clarity the relative advantages of blogs and longer print pieces and what suits either mode. He does both and uses them for different purposes. I guess I’m bound to use something of the same pattern: short posts alternating with longer pieces which may well be easier to read in print (don’t worry: only the links will be here). And having switched to academic life I get asked what I think about the future of news, newspapers and journalism even more often than I did when I worked on a paper. So here’s the last long piece I did on this, cunningly disguised as a book review:



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