Mark Briggs, who wrote the excellent Journalism 2.0 primer that I’ve used in several classes, posed the question at the National College Media Conference to three folks – how do you define what is good in digital journalism? The answers move from vague to comical (“Journalists need to discover their sense of mission. Otherwise it’s just going to be a bunch of cats flushing toilets,” he quotes Gary Chapman as saying).
While I love the question, I want the answers – so, what is good digital journalism? Is it fast? Is it flashy? Is it accurate-right-now or just plain accurate? (For the students in my spring class, be prepared with an answer on day one in January.)