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“Real journalism matters”

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The medium is the message. And while some of those media messages may stick, most lack substance. Look closely.

“Real journalism matters.” Pics via Columbia Journalism Review.

(h/t @nudd)

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Why do journalists prefer Twitter to Facebook? – The Washington Post

“It makes sense for each individual journalist’s career to put the bulk of their social media effort into Twitter rather than Facebook. But it makes sense for journalism outlets to have their writers putting the bulk of their social media effort into Facebook rather than Twitter.”

The chances of people seeing and sharing your personal stuff is far greater on Twitter than Facebook.

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Journalism plays a critical role in a free society.

Jeff Bezos on his acquisition of the Washington Post.

I’ve never subscribed to the paper but I believe in paying for great content at an easy reach. Bezos will find a way to completely digitize the paper so more people want to read it.

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We are servants of an informed society. We always have been.

Jeff Jarvis on Journalism

To which David Carr adds

In a refracted media world where information comes from everywhere, the line between two “isms” — journalism and activism — is becoming difficult to discern.

However you define journalism, it’s clearly reemerging bottom up from blogger activists to amateur photographers.  

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The impact of citizen journalism on the media

“The power of photography combined with the immediacy and ubiquity of social media already presents a huge challenge for traditional media.”

Huge opportunity too.

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Turkish journalists wearing gas masks as they write their stories on their laptops. Link The Economist explains what’s going on in Turkey.
Turkish journalists wearing gas masks as they write their stories on their laptops. Link The Economist explains what’s going on in Turkey.