Category Archive: Jay Rosen

The "He Said/She Said" Dodge

Want to avoid controversy yet continue to style yourself as a journalist?  Use “he said/she said,” the surefire way of removing yourself from the debate while retaining a sense of personal gravitas!  Yes,… Continue reading

"We’re All Journalists Now"?

As Frédéric Filloux makes clear, the headline here is nonsense.  Hence the question mark.  But it is nonsense, perhaps, not for the reason he, or most who write about journalism, thinks.  It’s nonsense because… Continue reading

Journalists: Look to Your Future

Yeah, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s The Front Page first appeared in 1928–and William Randolph Hearst’s father let him take over his San Francisco Examiner forty years before that. But that doesn’t make… Continue reading

Jay Rosen and NewAssignment.net

Say what you will about Jay Rosen, he remains one of the only people (outside of the citizen’s journalism movement) doing more than complain about the state of journalism in the United States.… Continue reading

Journalism: Why Force the Amateur and the Professional Together?

Before I get into this too deeply, I had better make two points: First, I have a great deal of respect for Jay Rosen, the New York University journalism professor who, for twenty… Continue reading