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Why ‘be transparent’ has replaced ‘act independently’ as a guiding journalism principle

Poynter

Whenever people discuss how journalism is changing, one of the most common questions is: “Who is a journalist today and who isn’t?”

It’s the wrong question.

In an age when publishing has gone from being an industry to a button, as theorist Clay Shirky has put it, anyone might commit an act of journalism given the right circumstances.

The more pertinent question, then, is what constitutes an act of journalism.

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