The Newest of New Journalism

Pioneering journalist Helen Thomas.
Pioneering journalist Helen Thomas.

There are lots of new journalism models popping up, from training programs for citizen journalists around the world to grants for serious reporting. There are Silicon Valley-style media startups that have tons of funding but haven’t figured out how to make a penny just yet. gives us a tour through some of these here.

It’s fun to read about these cutting-edge, internet-driven methods in the context of the old New Journalism, heralded in New York mag by Tom Wolfe back in 1972. Then, the practitioners were still traditionally trained professionals working for traditional print media, though they were moving toward more participatory, more “I”-focused pieces even then.

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