2017 NiemanLab Prediction: Rise of The Rebel Journalist

It’s my belief the outcome of the 2016 election will be the genesis of a new form of journalist and journalism. The ill-equipped manner in which the media interacted with the populace and unduly influenced the election has led to the birth of a rebellion for what will be a new journalistic movement in 2017. The author wishes to caution readers that many of the ideas presented might be construed as advocacy or activism, but in an age of fake news, does it really matter?

The rebel journalist is someone who, armed with a chosen medium or space, will use their sacred privilege to research and disseminate the purest form of democratic truth and justice, free from restriction. Read more about the rebel journalists' manifesto.

Wanted: More career paths into leadership

Andrew was recently quoted in a Current article and diversity special, about opportunities within public media at the executive and editorial leadership level. “We can’t wait until the person in the next seat gets promoted,” Ramsammy said. “We need to be responsible for our destinies within public media. And sometimes that requires us to leave our own organizations.”