“Never have I seen a moment of so much excitement and yet so much anxiety,” said Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron early on in a recent speech, in which he went on to elaborate how his newspaper was tackling the digital transition. Baron was, of course, referring to the current state of journalism, a field where he has close to four decades of work experience.
Those involved with the organised world of journalism anywhere in the world will identify with that feeling. The excitement stems from the fact that every journalist now has a potential global audience. Also, the feedback for any journalistic work, essentially from social media, is immediate.