Real journalism

Richard Sambrook writes today of a conference where the media met the military. One of the subjects was the 194 journalists and media people who have died in the last year covering stories.

I get frustrated when I hear some of the arguments about bloggers as journalists a) because in some ways it limits blogging, and b) because it underestimates the risks and efforts of an often impressive group of individuals, many of whom I have had the privilege to work with over my years at the BBC.

Most of the "good guys" in journalism "get" the web and relish extending the network of people seeking the truth. However as Richard says:

Organisations, even those meeting the digital world successfully, are hard wired into the "one to many" broadcast model and find it very difficult to innovate in a different way. Some will adapt, some won't.