Over at Mindy McAdams’ Teaching Online Journalism, a list is being compiled of the most annoying journalism discussions.
So far (from the post on Alexandre Gamela’s series):
My additions (in the comments):
7. It’s Google’s Fault
Others (in the comments):
7.5. Google should pay restitution for driving traffic to my news site
10. â€œX is not journalism!â€ and â€œJournalism is not Y!â€
I think these conversations pop up every few months, though I haven’t kept track of who is having them. Is it the same people over and over? Or, do different people encounter the same questions as the printies move online? Can we build an F.A.Q. for newbies, listing the different points to each argument?
Having the same conversation over and over again does not progress make. We need to move beyond these questions and find new ones.
Some new questions:
How can we support journalism? Do organizations need to turn non-profit? Or get their work funded by the community? What online advertising models are being used and are they effective? How can news organizations collaborate?
Got more discussions you hate? More questions that need answers? Leave them in the comments!