Monthly Archives: November 2011

It is not known why they keep doing this

One bad habit of journalists, especially at legacy news organizations, is assuming the voice of the wider public. From a story at the local paper on a big-deal business dispute: Ecclestone, a longtime friend of Hellmund's, said that contract with … Continue reading

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Objectivity and OWS

Preach it, sistah: Similarly, if the mainstream media prides itself on reporting the facts, I have found too many problems with what does or does not get to be a fact — or what rises to the level of a … Continue reading

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Journalism, hierarchies, and the Occupy movement

Micah Sifry has a thoughtful post contrasting the news media establishment's search for the "leaders" of Occupy Wall Street with the flat, non-hierarchical makeup of the movement itself. His critique starts with the latest column by Arthur Brisbane, the "public … Continue reading

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