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25 maart 2010

Het is erop of eronder voor de echte journalistiek

Izzy Award Winner Jeremy Scahill: "We're At a Ground Zero Moment to Save Real Journalism"
By Byard Duncan, Alternet, March 25, 2010

There's a real crisis right now in journalism, because a lot of the best journalists are struggling to make ends meet, and I think we're in a moment where corporations are more dominant over newsgathering and news production and disseminating information than they've ever been.

Contrary to that, though, you also have this sort of "citizen journalism" rising up, where you have people that are staring their own blogs or their own web sites.

I think that you have a danger when we lose that old-school, fact-checking operation where you have peers critiquing your work. Those with the resources to do fact checking and build an old-school journalism bureaucracy -- which in some ways is very good -- are unfortunately those that are funded by corporations and have an agenda.

I think we're at a moment where we have a lot of really good independent journalism that's being produced by bloggers and independent journalists, but we also need to not go far away from that tradition of peer review, editing and fact-checking. We're at a ground zero moment of how to save real journalism without succumbing to the ownership desires of large corporations or other corporate forces.

Zie ook:

Blog 'The Independent Journalist'

The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again.
Door John Nichols en Robert McChesney,The Nation Books, 334 pagina's, 2010

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As News Increasingly Moves Online, Who Will Pay For Journalism?
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Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights: The Collapse of Journalism and What Can Be Done about It
Robert McChesney en Victor Packard, The New Press, 372 pagina's, april 2011

'Wob-plannen minister bedreigen persvrijheid'
Nu.nl, 21 september 2012

As News Increasingly Moves Online, Who Will Pay For Journalism?
Recensie van Dan Kennedy's boek The Wired City, door Rory O'Connor, AlterNet, 1 mai 2013

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