Listen, question and get closer to the truth (Click to tweet).
Almost two decades after opting for a career in business journalism, I’m currently taking a short break from the hurly-burly of the newsroom. Over the next few months, some of my closest friends and I plan to launch our own new media venture.
This is, therefore, a period of immense soul searching. There are many critical issues confronting the media business. For instance, how will the role of mass media change in our society over the course of the next decade? Will media platforms be able to sustain the onslaught of social media? Will traditional journalists continue to command interest and trust of readers at a time when every “expert” has the all requisite tools of self-publishing at his disposal to create his own community?
My friend Ram’s decision to co-create a new set of conversations through his blog The Other View is a case in point. I’d like to believe that experiments like these to connect a community of intellectually curious people interested in meaningful debates could well gather momentum. After all, it offers an alternative to the shrill, provocative discourse that seems to dominate debates on prime time television and increasingly, even online (Click to tweet). Read more »