Searching for the Ed Murrow of the Backpack Journalist Generation

Pop quiz: If you can remember the last time you saw a “backpack” journalist — a one-person band, an all-platform journalist, whatever you want to call them — filing a story on a network evening newscast or a prime-time cable news broadcast, scream out that reporter’s name. Loud. Louder, please. Chances are you weren’t just thrown out of your neighborhood coffee house/WiFi hot spot, or received any puzzled looks from your cube-farm mates in your office. You would be hard pressed to single out any next-generation digital journalists for recognition.


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Friday, June 5th, 2009 Uncategorized