From Roy Peter Clark:
- "We want to have fun with this, but selecting the Seven Wonders of the Journalism World also has a serious purpose: to remind all of us of the historical forces that help us do our best work today; and to articulate a set of enduring values that will help protect and advance journalism in unsettled times.
- "We have created a process which, with your help, will produce a product, one that would teach journalism history interactively, reminding journalists of their glorious past -- with an eye to the future."
1. Nominations are being accepted in six categories (copied from Poynter, except "Sept. 11" was changed to "Sept. 12."):
- Documents (such as the First Amendment)
- People (such as Walter Cronkite)
- Institutions (such as the BBC)
- Events (such as the publication of the Pentagon Papers)
- Technology (such as the invention of the telegraph)
- Works (such as the front page of The New York Times on Sept. 12)
2. Ten finalists are expected to be chosen in each category.
3. Readers would vote.