Saturday, May 23, 2009

Journalism in Crisis

(Australian TV) Kerry O'Brien speaks with investigative journalist and author Nick Davies about his new book, Flat Earth News. Davies argues that journalistic standards are declining the world over as cost cutting and government pressures take toll on the industry.

This is very revealing and I particularly like the term "churnalism" which is what 'news journalism' has become.

Related:

Truth, lies and scepticism in the media by Reg Rumney (Thoughtleader)
Rupert Murdoch: "Internet Will Soon Be Over"


2 Opinion(s):

Mokaa said...

Why doesn't this guy test my IQ and see how wrong he is. What a white supremacist? So by what meter stick did he analyze or figure out that some people's IQ is somewhat higher than the other? if he did some research how many people were involved? IQ is biased anyways, why not include things that are general to everybody?If u take a farm boy and start asking him about technological advancement which do not apply to his environment he is obviously not going to show much of what a white man consider intelligence quotient but if u ask him about cows and tractors he will beat a city boy. So now, let this guy go fuck himself really.

Vanilla Ice said...

@Mokaa. For starters, your IQ must be higher than the average of 67, I guess around 80 because you were able to turn the computer on, connect to the internet, find this website and type a response, albeit not very well. Which article are you responding to because you have posted in the wrong place? Are you at the right website even? Then, are you aware of the difference between an IQ test and a General Knowledge quiz? If so, why ask stupid questions? The only person being racist, is you arsehole, because your tiny IQ is unable to differentiate between the disclosure of scientifically derived facts and racism. All the other stuff about how to figure IQs, sample size etc, is horse shit. You are trying to appear learned when it comes to assessing a methodology. You don't know your arse from your elbow, and it shows.