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Jay Rosen on trust and independence online

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NYU professor and PressThink founder Jay Rosen discusses trust and independence in online journalism and blogging.

Interviewer: Matthew Lee
Length: 11:00
Also see:
  • Independence in journalism video
  • Transparency in journalism video
Download MPEG-4 video (30.3 MB)

"I think bloggers and citizen journalists simply need to learn the first commandment that every journalism student learns, which is getting it right."
—Jay Rosen


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