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Clay Shirky in Journalism Things Will Get Weirder

Clay Shirky’s prognostication for the future of journalism:

“Things are going to get weirder before they get saner.”

And he adds:

“In real revolutions things get worse before they get better. .. One of the bad things I think is going to happen is, I think civic corruption is just going to rise for towns and regions of under about half a million people. Which is to say, I think the old model of the newspaper is going to break faster than the hyperlocal civic reporting can come in its place.”

You can see my complete video interview with Shirky and read the full transcript at the Center for Sustainable Journalism.

It will be the first of more than a dozen interviews I have videoed on the future of journalism.

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