Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Journalism is in crisis. To survive, many newsrooms have completely removed the line that separates opinion from news; it may be giving the audience what it wants — sensational sound bites — but is it providing our democracy with what it needs?
The advent of 24-hour cable news, the internet and now video and audio on demand is changing how people get their news. The phenomenon called “convergence” is also changing the way journalists work. But it’s also changing the way journalists are trained; Journalism educators are having to alter their lesson plans.