Iowa State University’s journalism school director Michael Bugeja questioned if the media is paying attention to the stories that matter and noted that some journalism schools are no more or are dropping the “J” word in their titles, instead opting for the term “media.” Bugeja made his comments in a post for Inside Higher Ed (see here).
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“Journalism used to focus on what citizens needed to know, whether they liked it or not. Now it focuses on what the audience wants, explaining the spike in celebrity and entertainment news. Social networks and search engines give away that news for free in return for personal information and then vend those data to companies whose cookies are as hidden as terms of service.”
See Bugeja’s full post here.