No News, by Thomas Sword Good, c. 1833. Photograph © Tate (CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0).
“It’s an incredibly interesting time to be a journalist,” says Alan Rusbridger, author of Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now, in the latest episode of The World in Time. “It’s insecure; there are terrible, terrible problems to solve; and you have to be very dedicated to be a journalist. But what an amazing time to be able to sit down and rethink these gigantic philosophical questions.” In the rest of the podcast, the former editor of The Guardian discusses how the arc of a story’s life has changed, how much innovation in communication and media awaits us at this early moment of the digital age, and just how alarmed to be at this moment about the future of news. (Don’t worry: the episode ends on a hopeful note.)
Lewis H. Lapham talks with Alan Rusbridger, author of Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now.
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