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Why Best Practices?

ByLawrie Zion

This book is about how journalists and journalism can realize their potential at a time of enormous change. It is a contribution to developing debates about the crisis of journalism-a crisis not just of business models or technologies, but also one of ethics. But the book also aims to point forward by examining how journalism might actually be improved by the changes that are transforming it as a profession and a practice. Amid the chaos stemming from both the collapse of the traditional business model for print journalism and the explosion of digital media, many practitioners are addressing questions about how journalism’s mission to inform, enlighten, and entertain might be renewed in more open and collaborative ways.