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#JCARN: Journalism innovation needs direction, not desperation

Knight and Reynolds are in unique positions to drive innovation. Their focus on journalism as central to a democracy will ensure that whatever innovations they sponsor will serve communities. But they must go beyond simply funding projects. They need to drive innovation by drawing upon their vast experience and resources to suggest the course innovation will take.

I learned this lesson the hard way as an educator. It’s not enough for me to hand my students a toolbox without telling them what I expect them to build.

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Web’s future embraces ‘content curation’

We are in a state of information overload, folks. I’m sure you’ve noticed, and Cashmore says in 2010 the people who can cull that information down into easily digestible chunks will be valuable. Facebook has taught us that our friends are our first filters, and I agree. I hate to say that I don’t check New York Times and CNN as often as I used to, if at all. I’ll hit my livefeed on Facebook first and can always count on a couple of friends linking the news I care about.

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