“Savviness” is the religion of journalism, says Jay Rosen

“The real—and undeclared—ideology of American journalism is savviness, and this is what made the press so vulnerable to the likes of Karl Rove,” argues Jay Rosen in Press Think.

My question: Is savviness related to sophistry, and our culture’s truly odd dedication to “sophistication?”

Hat tip to Janet Tate’s press notes at the SPJ