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Old 03-22-2009, 02:35 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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Great little blog post that is ostensibly about journalism's present crisis but it really about some deep changes taking place in our entire society.

The Death of Journalism? (or journalism in the era of open) | eaves.ca
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Step back and look at the relationship between news gathering institutions and the organizations they report on. A large piece of “investigative news” has been about one set of opaque institutions – the news organization – covertly gathering information on another set of opaque institutions – government, corporations or non-profits – so as to shine a light on some malfeasance.
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What if the belief in objectivity and trust in opaque structures are dying? This would mean that the public’s confidence in products, ideas, services, policies and news created behind a curtain – within any opaque institutions – is slowly crumble.
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[quoting David Weinberger]
Wikipedia is far more credible because it shows us how the sausage is made makes Wikipedia far more credible. ... But in fact transparency – which is what this is – is the new objectivity. We are not going to trust objectivity unless we can see the discussion that lead to it.
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:03 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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The fall of journalism was set in stone when newspaper and television reporters actively cheered for one political candidate and did their best to use their medium to get that candidate selected as the Democratic party candidate and as President.
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:11 AM
 
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It's disturbing...A long time ago you had a local newspaper and 3 TV channels that devoted a portion of their resources to news gathering....

Now you have whole swaths of Americans that never look at a newsaper and never listen to news among their 140 Channel choices....(Unless we have some major castrophe)

With few caring or paying attention...all these important American institutions are not being monitored properly.....It's going to get ugly for many.
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:14 AM
 
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The fall of journalism was set in stone when newspaper and television reporters actively cheered for one political candidate and did their best to use their medium to get that candidate selected as the Democratic party candidate and as President.
Yet another right wing myth you cannot back up.
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:23 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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padcrasher, even Saturday Night Live saw that MSNBC was trying to get Obama elected over Hillary.
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:30 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Yet another right wing myth you cannot back up.
The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room » Media Cheers Obama Speech

Several members of the media were seen cheering and clapping for Barack Obama as the Illinois senator accepted the Democratic nomination Thursday.
Standing on the periphery of the football field serving as the Democratic convention floor, dozens of men and women wearing green media floor passes chanted along with the crowd.
Two members of the foreign press exchanged opportunities to take each other's pictue while wearing an Obama hat and waving a flag.
Several others nearby screamed "woo" during some of Obama's biggest applause lines.
Michael Calderone's Blog: Obama at the Washington Post - Politico.com
Obama arrived at the Washington Post headquarters today, as covered in priceless pool report by the New York Times Helene Cooper.
After three and a half hours at his transition office, PEOTUS obama took another 6 minute ride through washington, arriving at 157 pm at the nondescript soviet-style building at 15th and L street that houses the washington post.

Around 100 people--Post reporters perhaps?--awaited PEOTUS's arrival, cheering and bobbing their coffee cups.
Deborah Howell - An Obama Tilt in Campaign Coverage - washingtonpost.com
The Post provided a lot of good campaign coverage, but readers have been consistently critical of the lack of probing issues coverage and what they saw as a tilt toward Democrat Barack Obama. My surveys, which ended on Election Day, show that they are right on both counts.

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Old 03-22-2009, 03:30 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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More from the Right Wing "echo chamber"
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:32 AM
 
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The American News Media has been going down hill since the 1960's.

Selling things just doesn't go hand in hand with informing people. Two very different goals.

It doesn't have a damn thing to with your myth that the media is "liberal".
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:32 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room » Media Cheers Obama Speech

Several members of the media were seen cheering and clapping for Barack Obama as the Illinois senator accepted the Democratic nomination Thursday.
Standing on the periphery of the football field serving as the Democratic convention floor, dozens of men and women wearing green media floor passes chanted along with the crowd.
Two members of the foreign press exchanged opportunities to take each other's pictue while wearing an Obama hat and waving a flag.
Several others nearby screamed "woo" during some of Obama's biggest applause lines.
Michael Calderone's Blog: Obama at the Washington Post - Politico.com
Obama arrived at the Washington Post headquarters today, as covered in priceless pool report by the New York Times Helene Cooper.
After three and a half hours at his transition office, PEOTUS obama took another 6 minute ride through washington, arriving at 157 pm at the nondescript soviet-style building at 15th and L street that houses the washington post.

Around 100 people--Post reporters perhaps?--awaited PEOTUS's arrival, cheering and bobbing their coffee cups.
Deborah Howell - An Obama Tilt in Campaign Coverage - washingtonpost.com
The Post provided a lot of good campaign coverage, but readers have been consistently critical of the lack of probing issues coverage and what they saw as a tilt toward Democrat Barack Obama. My surveys, which ended on Election Day, show that they are right on both counts.


Your hypothesis is obviously faulty. For instance, do you expect that Hillary would not have been applauded if she had walked through a Wash Post news room?

AND you continue to go OFF-TOPIC.

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Old 03-22-2009, 03:33 AM
 
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The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room » Media Cheers Obama Speech

Several members of the media were seen cheering and clapping for Barack Obama as the Illinois senator accepted the Democratic nomination Thursday.
Standing on the periphery of the football field serving as the Democratic convention floor, dozens of men and women wearing green media floor passes chanted along with the crowd.
Two members of the foreign press exchanged opportunities to take each other's pictue while wearing an Obama hat and waving a flag.
Several others nearby screamed "woo" during some of Obama's biggest applause lines.
Michael Calderone's Blog: Obama at the Washington Post - Politico.com
Obama arrived at the Washington Post headquarters today, as covered in priceless pool report by the New York Times Helene Cooper.
After three and a half hours at his transition office, PEOTUS obama took another 6 minute ride through washington, arriving at 157 pm at the nondescript soviet-style building at 15th and L street that houses the washington post.

Around 100 people--Post reporters perhaps?--awaited PEOTUS's arrival, cheering and bobbing their coffee cups.
Deborah Howell - An Obama Tilt in Campaign Coverage - washingtonpost.com
The Post provided a lot of good campaign coverage, but readers have been consistently critical of the lack of probing issues coverage and what they saw as a tilt toward Democrat Barack Obama. My surveys, which ended on Election Day, show that they are right on both counts.

God you're slow.....so this caused Newspapers to die?????? Evidence please????
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