BBC: Jeff Jarvis’ GEEKS is a must-read

BBC Culture is offering high praise for GEEKS BEARING GIFTS, the book that CUNY Journalism’s own Jeff Jarvis did for us on the future of news production and delivery. The BBC calls the book a must-read for February, along with some prominent authors such as Langston Hughes and Hilary Mantel. See the other books here:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20150129-ten-books-to-read-in-february

And here’s an excerpt of the praise from BBC Culture:

Jarvis, author of What Would Google Do? and Gutenberg the Geek, says his new book is the answer to the question he often hears: “So now that your damned, beloved internet has ruined news, what now?” He explores alternative futures, looking at how the emerging forms of journalism interact with the skills and core beliefs of the past. He affirms the rules of journalism – accuracy, fairness, completeness. At the core, he concludes, “We serve citizens and communities.” His section on the need for new and sustainable business models includes such pertinent examples as his own experience helping nonprofits develop a collaborative news ecosystem in his home state of New Jersey. Jarvis, who keeps his eye on the ever shifting digital world through his blog at Buzzmachine, is a smart observer and prognosticator, and his analysis is noteworthy. (CUNY Journalism Press/OR Books)

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