Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Revisiting Grits' Ten Maxims for Relevant Journalism

As journalists across the nation engage in incessant navel gazing over how to reconstruct their profession's practices in response to replicable manipulation methods exposed by the presidential election, it's worth reminding folks of Grits "Ten Maxims for Making Journalism Relevant in the 21st Century." Looking back at that piece, now written nearly four years ago, they all still seem directly applicable, right down the line. Indeed, in the Trumpian era, the first and tenth maxims, in particular, should rule above all.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice piece (as usual) but the link to Orwell's article in "Ten Maxims" no longer works.

Gritsforbreakfast said...

Fixed it, gracias anon.

Lindsey Linder said...

Such simple, brilliant maxims. Yesterday, CNN bought out Casey Neistat's company, BEME, for $25 million. Casey is a filmmaker and YouTube vlogger with a massive following of nearly 6 million subscribers. CNN is immediately shutting down BEME and using the base to launch some sort of news company targeting millennials (and, hopefully, more broadly targeting the masses who largely distrust media in general) with Casey maintaining creative control. My point is-- Casey needs to read these maxims.

Lee said...

Sorry but a little off topic,

Grits did you see that today it is official that your bff Acevedo is the new head of HPD?