Thursday, October 16, 2008

Jay Rosen: A Twitterer Worth Following

Rosen is a journalism professor at NYU. According to his faculty bio:
Rosen is the author of PressThink, a weblog about journalism and its ordeals (, which he introduced in September 2003. In June 2005, PressThink won the Reporters Without Borders 2005 Freedom Blog award for outstanding defense of free expression. In April 2007 PressThink recorded its two millionth visit.


In 1999, Yale University Press published his book, What Are Journalists For?, which is about the rise of the civic journalism movement. Rosen wrote and spoke frequently about civic journalism (also called public journalism) over a ten-year period, 1989-99. From 1993 to 1997 he was the director of the Project on Public Life and the Press, funded by the Knight Foundation.

Check out his Twitter page here:

Rosen provides excellent analysis of the media's coverage of the 2008 election. I especially appreciate his savaging of the vapid horse-race narrative and thorough deconstruction of the absurd elevation of neutrality over truth.

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