Sunday, January 4, 2009

Online journalism is not panacea

While my journalism education efforts in this country pay special attention to the potential of the Internet, it's important to remember that the Internet does not provide journalists immunity from government repression. Far from it, as this recent report by the Committee to Protect Journalists makes clear. In fact, last year Internet journalists represented the majority of journalists imprisoned for doing their jobs. This is the first time that the Internet journalists have been a majority of jailed journalists since the organization started compiling its census 10 years ago.