November 23, 2009

Filter Failure, Filter Success

Following our discussion in my Introduction to Journalism class of Jay Rosen’s ideas for rebooting the news system in the age of social media and Clay Shirky’s idea of “filter failure,” I asked my students to answer this question on their blogs:

What kind of filter do you have to be to get people to pay you to do it?

I told them there’s no reason whatsover that I can think of why any one of can’t be the one who gives us THE answer(s). I also told them I’m not entirely sure how I would answer it.

3 Responses

  1. Tim 

    Is there a link to the blogs where they answer the question?

  2. acline 

    Tim… Yes, but stayed tuned for just a sec. I’ll post it tomorrow.

  3. acline 

    Tim… go to You’ll have to wade through a lot of students. My two sections of media ethics also use this site.