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Clay Shirky in Journalism Things Will Get Weirder

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

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 [...]

Shirky: It’s the Journalism, Stupid — Not the Newspapers

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Clay Shirky writes that the unthinkable, a world without newspapers, is the reality. Here is what is key to me:
Society doesn’t need newspapers. What we need is journalism. For a century, the imperatives to strengthen journalism and to strengthen newspapers have been so tightly wound as to be indistinguishable. That’s been a fine accident [...] Launches: Does It Pass Clay Shirky’s 3 Rule Test?

Monday, November 10th, 2008, David Cohn’s innovative site to help fund journalism projects via crowdfunding, launches today. Here is the idea in four bullet points:

People submit tips
Journalists pitch stories
People fund pitches or journalists to do the stories
Stories are reported

Clay Shirky in his book Here Comes Everybody (Chapter 11), lays out three rules for successful social action sites like [...]

Shirky:Every URL Is a Potential Community

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Clay Shirky, in the following video, says that newspapers should look at every URL as  a potential community and see how their news operation can extend not only into the brains of that community but also into the lives of that community. His book Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations is due out in [...]