Is Journalism Developing Its Own Echo Chamber?

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

The Echo Chamber

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Once of the worse qualities of social media is its tendency to promote an echo chamber effect. With a wider range of content sources to pick from, people often tend to pick those that reinforce their views rather than challenge them.
And that effect seems to be at work in the journalism blogsphere right now. With a few notable exceptions, I’m seeing the same few issues discussed endlessly in the blogs I have in my journalism category. It’s rare that I come across something that provokes me or really makes me think. Perhaps that’s because all the people working hardest on this stuff are, well, working hard. And that sometimes leaves little time for blogging. Or maybe we’ve run out of things to say (unlikely). But right now, I’m finding far more inspiration in stuff outside the journalism blogs. 
If you’ve written something great of late, which I might have missed, feel free to plug it in the comments. 🙂

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.