This week, the FTC will be convening a hearing looking at "How Will Journalism Survive The Internet." I am going to talk about how white the Web is, and the threat that represents to journalism for our diverse nation.
The call to incorporate so-called "social media" as a critical component of news delivery is the newest and most powerful idea in a perceptive new paper written by two veterans of the how-will-journalism-survive debates.
I like the tussle of digital world commenting, as nasty and angry as it can get. There are also endless tips, suggestions, ideas and other useful things in comments sections that may be bad for the ego but good for journalism.
Being a journalist in these times excites me. It's reporting the news as it happens, talking to everyday people with fascinating stories and seeing the media industry evolve and migrate before my eyes.