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Comments on: World Without Media: the Slides Chronicling the Decline of Newspapers and the Rebirth of Journalism Mon, 04 May 2009 21:50:08 +0000 hourly 1 By: As newspapers struggle, readers seem fine with online | Mon, 04 May 2009 21:50:08 +0000 […] Which makes sense. Online news is more up-to-date than print. More sources of news are available at the click of a mouse. And almost always there are deeper dives that can be done into subject areas that are briefed online. As newspapers implode, there are any number of possibilities in the online world (an interesting slideshow by Paul Gillin at the grimly named but comprehensive site outlines some of them here). […]

By: msbpodcast Fri, 01 May 2009 15:49:41 +0000 Hubris is a good word for it.

While I too lament the writing standards of bloggers (my own included) we bloggers can learn how to write better.

Some ARE taking journalism and writing classes. 🙂

By: Solitude Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:49:59 +0000 Can the patient be saved? ~ Who in the public really wants it to be?

And the slide on trust?

If the established media had wanted trust, they would have revoked Walter Duranty’s Pulitzer prize over six decades ago, when his writing was discovered to be a fabrication. Instead they arrogantly assumed that their position was unassailable and they could have what ever standards or lack theroff, and the benighted masses would still bow and scrape for information. Thus the pulitzer prize became the putz liar prize in the eyes of the informed public.

The Standards of journalism as an industry have been to be the ideals of Jason Blair for decades.
And in the twilight of newspapers, it is way to late to have second thoughts and embrace accuracy.
Sneering at the blogs as Internet alternatives didn’t make people see them as more inaccurate – it made people remember how fake much of the writings in the paper have always been, and wonder at the hubris displayed.

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