- Alberto Ibargüen: No matter the platform, journalism's basic principles haven't changed in the face of social media
- To restore faith in the free press, today's publishers should heed democratic value of an informed electorate, he writes
Alberto Ibargüen is the president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, a leading funder of journalism in the United States. He is the former publisher of the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald. Knight Foundation has jointly funded journalism projects with Google, and is collaborating with the newly minted Facebook Journalism Project. The views expressed here are solely his.
(CNN)Driving through Alabama on Presidents Day, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg swung by the newsroom of the Selma Times-Journal. In a post to his 86 million followers Monday night, he thanked journalists for their efforts to "surface truth" and "keep their communities informed."