I’m a digital native: I grew up with video games, kids’ science sites and personal computers alongside my picture books, PlayMate toys and stuffed animals. Technology and media enriched my childhood, and I wouldn’t change a thing.
Over the past few months we’ve been thinking about everything we learned in the fights over the fate of the Internet. Many of these lessons will be useful to other movements confronting deep-pocketed foes — and overwhelming odds.
The conversation about the future of journalism tends to focus on how to save newspapers, adopt new technologies and find sustainable business models.
While these efforts are important, they focus on the business of journalism while overlooking journalism’s purpose — and the people it serves.
“Maybe every so often we can be on the side of the American people,” Rep. Jose Serrano said, “and not corporations.”
Those are fighting words — but unfortunately the House majority doesn’t seem to be heeding them.