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Learning To Love Heterarchy

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It is no secret that news organizations, newspapers in particular, are being buffeted by the winds of change. In What Is Happening to the News: The Information Explosion and the Crisis in Journalism, Jack Fuller sets out to understand why disciplined professional journalism has  lost so much of its mindshare to new media – websites, blogs, podcasts, YouTube, email, Google alerts, cable television,  computer games, talk radio, Facebook and other social media. The answer, he concludes, is that the industry has got a flawed model of human nature. What he calls the Standard Model of Professional Journalism – accuracy, disinterestedness,