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Monday, April 13, 2015

Syed case and S.C. shooting show nonjournalists, pros working the same ground By David Zurawik The Baltimore Sun

Syed case and S.C. shooting show nonjournalists, pros working the same ground By David Zurawik The Baltimore Sun


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Television Media Industry Adnan Syed Journalism Sarah Koenig News Media Anderson Cooper

Humbly watching non-journalists driving biggest stories with digital tools

From cell phone video to podcasts, citizens and advocates shape national agenda

But what's left for mainstream media?

The past week has been a lesson in journalistic humility for me.

After a career of thinking and writing about how the kind of mainstream journalistic institutions at which I worked set the local and national agenda, I had a moment of clarity with a voice in my head saying, "Not so much any more, my self-important friend."

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… I couldn't help but think how much the onscreen story of this police shooting was again the result of what was done by a single citizen with a cellphone — not by a network or a cable news channel with all their multimillion-dollar talent and resources….

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Chaudry acknowledges that "journalists definitely have different roles than activists and advocates."


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