Quote of the Day

“There’s never been a better time to be a journalistic entrepreneur — to invent your own job, to become part of the generation that figures out how to produce and, yes, sell the journalism we desperately need as a society and as citizens of a shrinking planet. The young journalists who are striking out on their own today, experimenting with techniques and business models, will invent what’s coming.”
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“Try to ignore the fringes of this conversation: the old-guard doomsayers and/or elitists who see nothing but woe for journalism, and the tech-triumphalists and/or media haters who can’t wait to see today’s system blown to utter shreds. These are vapid, false choices. Let’s work to keep the best of traditional media. ”
–Founder and Direcoter of Center for Citizen Media Dan Gillmor, writing in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Susan sez: Dan worked at the Merc for 25 years and wrote the still-indispensible We The Media–and I agree with and would underscore most of what he says in this essay.