John Darnton, a reporter and editor who had a long and distinguished career at The New York Times before his 2005 retirement, has just been named curator of the George Polk Awards in Journalism. Darnton, a 1982 Pulitzer winner, is himself a two-time Polk Award recipient.

This past November, Darnton and Jeff Jarvis spoke on a panel, “The Future of Citizen Journalism,” as part of CJR and Consumer Reports’s “Consumer Revolution on the Web” conference. Audio of that conversation is available here.


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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.