This was supposed to be my sauna evening, but soi.
Sustainable journalism, that’s what we’re all looking for. Quality journalism that will survive and thrive despite and thanks to the Internet.
Jeff Jarvis today explained his insistence on having his journalism students develop for-profit businesses. Apparently, this raised some eyebrows among an audience of teachers of entrepreneurial journalism.
In his piece, Jeff asserts that “there is not enough charity in the nation for the journalism it needs.”
First off, this begs the question: “How much journalism does the nation need?” Free market advocates will argue that the nation needs as much journalism as there is market demand for. Charity curmudgeons and other journalism idealists may argue that there is no end to how much quality jourmalism the nation needs.
My point is, how much (quality) journalism a society needs is a subjective matter.
This is what I replied to Jeff on Twitter, and what Jeff replied to me: Continue reading