‘Emotions are going to become more important for news in the networked era, that is inevitable, the choice for journalists (and the public) is how they respond.’
In a speech at Northwestern University, Charlie Beckett says emotion can contribute to a further reinvention of journalism. He argues ‘the reason/emotion binary is a false dichotomy.’
Beckett is a professor at the London School of Economics, Director of Polis, the Media Policy Project and the LSE Truth, Trust & Technology Commission. He also is author of SuperMedia: Saving Journalism So It Can Save The World and WikiLeaks: News In The Networked Era.