There is only the service of journalism

"The Conversation", 1963 - NARA - 558908

This thought from Jeff Jarvis has been rolling around in my head all evening:

There are no journalists, there is only the service of journalism.

/via There are no journalists — BuzzMachine

I love the way it puts the energy and focus and respect back onto the person who does the work of journalism instead of the chunk of media itself.

The ideas, the truth, the conversation. Those are the things that should be alive. Living, breathing, having their being. Changing the way we think. Adding to our perspective on the world.

In a time when the entire population is in danger of dying of consumption, we have a chance to shift back to conversations.

Conversations require participation.
Consumption requires nothing.