Belo’s Decherd: New Media Must Be Guided By Old Media Values

The Radio Television Digital News Foundation changed its name several years back to reflect the rise of digital media, but March 14 may have been the real milepost as the organization saluted Twitter as a First Amendment award winner. And while traditional journalists collecting their own First Amendment awards echoed salutes to the transformative impact of 140 characters and the technology that powers the Internet, the evening ended with Belo Chairman Robert Decherd advising/warning that investment in traditional journalism and its values should not be trumped by technology.

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