Young journalists tend to be too conservative. That’s a mistake

Speaking to a group of journalists and journalism students at Mercer University, Groundsource founder and entrepreneur-in-residence at the school’s Center for Collaborative Journalism Andrew Haeg said young journalists should utilize the time they have in college to take chances, be nimble and experiment.

Unlike in the past, at this point in journalism history, being too conservative would be a mistake.

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Khari Johnson
Khari is founder and editor of Through the Cracks: Crowdfunding in Journalism. He also writes about bots and artificial intelligence for VentureBeat. He has built news startups in the U.S. and Europe for the last decade.

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  1. […] He said something along the lines of student journalists tend to be too conservative. And what he was getting at with that is that they tend to see sort of a classic role of what a journalist is and try to fit into that and he advised students to get away from that. Innovate, try and really use these years that you have where you have a better understanding of tech and trends to just explore that. Do you believe in that in any way that student journalists can sometimes be too conservative? […]

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