Jensen Defies Journalist Critics

Jensen defies journalist critics

David Zita

14/4/15

The Saturday Paper Editor, Erik Jensen, has said print journalism isn’t dead, contrary to the statements of many within the industry.

 

Speaking at RMIT University on Monday, Jensen said the “new models” of journalism were highly dependant on the “old models” to function, allowing media giants like Fairfax to remain operational “for at least the next ten years”.

 

Jensen said his publication The Saturday Paper was unique in the current industry.

 

“I don’t think there is an experimental title like ours anywhere else in the world,” he said.

 

He said the paper’s niche was “doing quite specific things better than everybody else.”

 

Jensen said ethics was “dependent on a case by case basis”.

 

“Is this a story for me, or a story for my readers,” he said.

 

Jensen said he wanted to help the news industry “become a true ideas business”.

 

He said he wanted to change relationships with readers to have them play a more active role, through comments on stories or digital interaction with writers.

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