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Oct. 27, 2008, 3:29 a.m.

David Talbot: Find your own journalistic tribe

David Talbot, the founder of Salon, presented his (rather depressing) vision of contemporary journalism at the Nieman Foundation a few weeks ago as part of a Nieman Narrative conference:

We’re entering what I like to call sort of the Road Warrior phase — of American life in general, but certainly of journalism. It’s an era of chaos and ruin, of dog-eat-dog survival.

His response: Journalists need to go “tribal” and find networks of support outside the traditional news organization. Below is an eight-minute highlight reel of his talk; below the fold is his full hour-long address.

Joshua Benton is the senior writer and former director of Nieman Lab. You can reach him via email (joshua_benton@harvard.edu) or Twitter DM (@jbenton).
POSTED     Oct. 27, 2008, 3:29 a.m.
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