The press failed to see “search” as a kind of journalism

The State of the News Media 2007 was released today on Journalism.org. Among the news nuggets in the 160,000-word report (yes, it is 160,000 words long), is this: “The press is no longer gatekeeper over what the public knows. Journalists have reacted relatively slowly. They are only now beginning to re-imagine their role. Their companies failed to see ‘search’ as a kind of journalism.”

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