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Reading Response #7- the legacy of Steve Jobs

1. The Poynter article “How Steve Jobs changed (but didn’t save) journalism” quotes a source who said Jobs “believes democracy is hinged on a free press and that depends on there being a professional press.”  But don’t his inventions encourage anyone to function as a journalist?

2. An ONA speaker on the 5th Estate panel said many people are “doing journalism” who aren’t trained as journalists, so we need to make sure that journalism tools are accessible to all.  Do you agree?  Isn’t this what Jobs’ inventions are doing – providing the tools?

3. Did Steve Jobs narrow or widen the “digital divide?”  Explain.

Don’t forget to post your responses by the Tuesday 10/22 @ 11:59p deadline.