Out of the two readings I agree with Confidence Game. Article by Dean Starkman, Columbia Journalism Review. Not only is this article explaining the change of Journalism and where its going but also provides those beliefs with a lot of sources. The reading begins with the introduction of writer, Ida M. Tarbell. She forever changed the face of Journalism when what was planned to be a three part series, became a national sensation. Journalism was never the same. It was now on how many readers you got and how many of the stories you sold. Dean Starkman, the author of this article mentions that industrial-age journalism is dead. He provides evidence, “Newspaper company stocks are trading for less than $1 a share. Great newsrooms have been cut down like so many sheaves of wheat”. Starkman gives a list of people we should be lucky to have. He says, “Together their ideas form what I will call the future-of-news(FON) consensus”. He also says, “The FON consensus is hopeful and young (or purports to represent the youth). He calls these new voices a modern marvel. I completely agree as these stories have become public-interest reporting. The engagement with readers has definitely increased. He says what Tarbell did was that she was always in collaboration with the community. She looked for what people were interested in. One other thing Starkman talks about, of course that I agree on, is that Wikipedia is the frontrunner of the networked future. Journalist now, aren’t just creating great stories, but products that sell! Out of the two readings I liked this one because of the amount of sources provided and its arguments. The second reading seemed way to bias, too negative. For example it included the following: “Starkman doesn’t just criticize us… If you believed, as Starkman clearly does, that this view is not just incorrect but odious”. I definitely agree with the first reading for many reasons, but mostly because I truly believe that customers are now in charge, that’s nothing but the truth.