Question: What are your comments on the…

Question: What are your comments on the Iran-twitter situation. Demand for news, what potential does net have as a tool for increasing demand for good news.

JS: I think it’s more of a supply potential than demand potential. Internet is important in education, but I don’t see that it’s integral to journalistic process. I see limits on citizen journalism although it can be valuable there are issues of quality control and professionalism. It’s not just experiences, it’s dedication, it’s education, it’s being part of a defined professional community as opposed to seeing something communicated to outside world.