Satire is a powerful weapon of democracy
Satire is a wonderful part of our political debate. Satire is an under-appreciated part of journalism. Satirical websites and magazines are a celebration of what it means to be human, and a powerful tool to undermine those who would control us.
No wonder people want to destroy it.
My thoughts are with the staff of Charlie Hebdo, and their loved ones. I can’t imagine how horrible this must be.
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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