If readers will talk to sources direct, what’s the future role of the journalist? They’ll instigate, provoke and connect, sure. But will they still be stars? With the rise of “citizen journalism,” decreasing value of credentials, precarious career tracks for professionals, and a decline in funding for investigative work, what will the fate of journalists be, and how will that impact news and media in general?
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Joel is author of the critically-acclaimed Jerusalem Calling, and the editor of several collections including The Anti-Capitalism Reader. Schalit has edited some of America's most influential independent magazines and co-founder of one of the first online magazines, Bad Subjects. His work has also appeared in AlterNet, the Forward, openDemocracy, and the Guardian and has commented on Mideast politics for French global news broadcaster France 24. Today he is the Editorial Director of Souciant, a politics and culture magazine. Site
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