A foghorn for lies on a giant scale
Journalists are often their own worst enemies.
Why Adam Westbrook is leaving the mainstream media:
Of course, none of these things are possible inside the mainstream news cycle, which is why it has become so distorting and dangerous. The actions of thousands of journalists telling half truths here and there, and passing on unchallenged information as fact from ‘reliable sources’ creates a foghorn for lies on a giant scale.
The point he’s making here is incredibly valuable. People see the “threat from the internet” aspect of the changes we’re going through very easily. What they miss is the terrible damage the journalism profession has done to its own reputation.
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Some Good Reading About The Future of News Paid Members Public
Good stuff I’ve read recently, haven’t linked to yet, but don’t have much to add to right now: * The Nichepaper Manifesto [http://blogs.harvardbusiness.org/haque/2009/07/the_nichepaper_manifesto.html] – an articulate and well argued guide to how niche publishing might looks going forwards. * Media