Howard Rheingold on journalism today

Howard Rheingold: “If your calling is journalism, you enter the job market at the same time that that the long and honorable history of American journalism is traveling through the digestive tract of the disinfotainment industry.
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…I know that your education, the tools you have available, and most of all, your determination and enthusiasm constitute a formidable counter-force to the walls that are being built around creativity and discourse.”
Whole speech is here.
(Via Dave Weinberger)