Steve Buttry, information content conductor at Gazette communications, shares the thoughts of a panel discussing journalism’s future for a First Amendment Day programme.
The panel, introduced by Dr Michael Bugeja, asked:
“Does journalism have a future? Can there be freedom of the press without a press? Can there be a free press if we give away the press for free? Ah, there’s the rub. If information has no value, then what will become of our news values, from fact to follow-up, from prominence to proximity, from usefulness to timeliness?”
NB: Steve Buttry’s contribution to the panel can be found at this link.