What has become of journalism in the last 20 years causes many veterans of the news industry to lament - but it causes Margaret Sullivan to think. The public editor of The New York Times was recently forced to distill her views on the subject to an especially important audience: young people just starting out in the field.
After noting (as an NYU professor has observed) that we are living through the most monumental communications change since the invention of the printing press, Margaret Sullivan told her audience that "no one can say what the landscape will be, even five years from now." But she does identify several trends worth tracking - and perhaps more importantly, a few certainties to hang your hat on. Courtesy The New York Times.