Live Chat on Backpack Journalism

poynter-chatThe “VJ Debate” has become a staple here on The discussions on the FORUM are constantly filled with spark and flame. has organized an Online Chat to talk about the future of Backpack Journalism.

Join’s Al Tompkins, WTSP-TV’s Janie Porter, KTUU-TV’s Scott Jensen and others to discuss backpack journalism, Wed., Jan. 7 from 1-1:30 p.m. ET.

The initial questions include:

-is this good for journalism?
-what skills do you need to survive and thrive?
-what is the motivation behind the movement–is it all money?

I’m sure there will be many other questions to discuss.  I just don’t know how they can fit it all into a 30 minute chat…

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