Journalist or Advocate: In the Digital Age, Does It Matter?

The shift toward online and mobile media has undoubtedly blurred the line between journalism and activism – and maybe that’s not such a bad thing, members of both camps said during a recent panel discussion on the subject at the International Symposium on Online Journalism(ISOJ).

Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, cited the case of Wikileaks chief Julian Assange. There’s a robust debate about whether he should be considered a journalist or not.

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