Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Thursday, March 18, 2010 9:45 pm

If you want to get a feel for how “official Washington” thinks …

Filed under: Journalism — Lex @ 9:45 pm
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… (and by “official Washington,” I mean not only government officials but the major media types who “cover” them), you could do a lot worse than to read NYU j-prof Jay Rosen’s “Church of the Savvy” series. The mindset he describes is patently ridiculous — you really don’t want to think that grownups with any influence at all over our lives can think this way — and yet, like the best scientific theories, it adequately explains observed phenomena and can be used to predict outcomes reliably.

(Full disclosure: Jay’s thinking significantly informed some of the work I did at the N&R back in the day, and he and I were on a ConvergeSouth panel together one year.)

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