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So I don’t know you and you don’t know me…

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One of the challenges of a journalism fellowship like this is the sneaking feeling that someone else, somewhere else, is following the same leads. It really worried me when I was putting together my project proposal on social media and citizen journalism a year ago. Now as I struggle to curb my addiction to clicking on twitter links, I’m loving the landscape of crowd-sourcing. Yes there’s a big issue with translating the ideal to the real world of competitive reporting, and a danger of suffocating original thought with sheer volume overload. But I am at last thinking less JOURNALISM fellowship and more journalism FELLOWSHIP.

Which is a very roundabout way of saying that Ive just found the Blog of the Reynolds Journalism Institute and some really sparky ideas like this from current fellow Joy Mayer. Joy I may have to email you…

Author: philippathomas

I've been a BBC newswoman for 28 years: reporting from around the world. Currently to be seen anchoring BBC World News TV. Main interests - politics, diplomacy, tech, media, arts and all things American. I began this personal blog as a 2011 Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard. You can also find me talking daily news on Twitter at @PhilippaBBC, and sharing anything from travel photos to my year in books on Instagram at @philippanews. Thanks for reading!

One thought on “So I don’t know you and you don’t know me…

  1. Please do! How had we not found each other before? I’m at mayerj@missouri.edu.

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