JN-21.com is here.
This site, a part of the Intercollegiate Online News Network (ICONN) and its subsidiary, the Interscholastic Online News Network (ISONN, is devoted to building a new journalism curriculum that breaks the bonds of print and broadcast media and emphasizes online media and the convergent aspects of 21st century journalism.
Our goal is to help teachers teach — and students learn — the basics of good journalism in a converged media environment.
Good journalism means accuracy, clarity, precision and efficiency. It means telling people stories that are interesting and giving people information that is significant — information that will help them understand their world. Journalists have a high social calling, and we intend to honor that calling with proper attention to the traditional values of journalism but with a deep understanding of how today’s technology has changed the process and outcome of journalism.
But this site doesn’t exist in a vacuum, and it’s not just another teaching site.
It is part of the Intercollegiate Online News Network, which seeks to accomplish the following:
— creating a centralized site that can house all of the content of all of the member sites;
— creating a news service to feed content from member sites out to all sites;
— building a network is a powerful news operation that includes an audio and video operation;
— that such a network could be a powerful advertising tool.
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