Journalists Alex Klaushofer and Tim Dawson have just launched newmodeljournalism.com to provide “a space for the scrutiny of new developments, and a forum to debate their implications”. What makes this initiative a little different is Alex and Tim’s “unabashed assumption that the changing fortunes of journalism are about much more than business models or the opportunities of the digital age. The future shape of the media will determine how far it is able to continue its traditional functions of scrutinising the powerful, offering a window on the world and promoting the debate vital to a democratic society.”
The site is one of the results of the NUJ’s New Ways To Make Journalism Pay conference earlier this year, which I’ve commented on in this blog. It’s a very worthwhile addition to the discussion.