: I went to Adam Penenberg‘s NYU media ethics class on Thursday (and, by coincidence, as I write this I’m watching Shattered Glass, featuring Adam and his good reporting). I enjoyed meeting these students because I believe they can and will have a greater impact on journalism than any class in my lifetime. They can reshape the relationship of news media to its public. They can be the first of a generation of young people since Hearst who can become media entrepreneurs. They can also help share lessons about standards of professionalism and tricks of the trade with citizens’ media. A we talked about ethics, libel, copyright, and such in relation to bloggers, I said they should share the lessons they’re learning — because the knowledge is fresh for them and, frankly, it’s stale for the likes of graying me — and a few students immediately started plotting putting up a wiki to do just that.
: On lighter notes… One student blogged afterwards about my blog triumphalism, always fair game. Another emailed the group that she thought she’d remembered me… from an episode of Moonlighting. And another student blogged this:
Today, in my Media Ethics class, taught by Adam Penenberg, we had a speaker named Jeff Jarvis. A friend of mine, after class, told me that she wanted him for her dad. He was cool.
OUCH! Pardon me while I take the icepick out of my graying temple.