MinnPost journlists Eric Black and Cynthia Dizikes appeared on the MinnPost stage at the Minnesota State Fair to discuss how political journalism has changed because of the Internet. Dizikes is MinnPost’s Washington, D.C, correspondent, one of only two full-time Washington reporters working for a Minnesota news organization. Black started his career writing for newspapers, and now covers state politics for MinnPost. Black and Dizikes explored the much-debated subject of how to define “news organization” and “journalist” in a Web world where almost anyone can create a news blog or website in minutes.
Note the following discussion is split into two parts below.