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Changing journalism?

2008-06-09 14:30:39.638166+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

So there's this clip going around of Bill Moyers handling a Bill O'Reilly producer with aplomb. The thing that struck me about this is that this may be the start of the anti-sound-bite: The rational response to thugs like O'Reilly and his crew re-editing and twisting words is to make sure the entire conversation gets viewed in context.

Dave Winer mentioned having the complete political campaign conference calls, and how that made him view both news and media differently, I think it's time we start demanding the background material from our media outlets in general: Give us the press releases that the AP story is just a rewording of, make available the half hour of video from which you've culled the 5 seconds. Don't just wave that "journalism" flag high, because that shit's getting old and there's no accountability.

[ related topics: Politics Dave Winer Current Events Journalism and Media Video ]

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#Comment Transparency made: 2008-06-09 16:16:15.628128+00 by: spl

I have often wondered in dismay why research at any level of education is expected to cite sources. And yet journalism (IMHO, a form of research) is not. Why don't we get to see where they get their information? Shouldn't we expect to see transparency in media outlets or do we just trust them without warrant? I'd like to see references for each and every article or TV news program. Until that time, I find it hard to really believe many things that are said to be factual.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-09 16:34:35.030234+00 by: m

The current wave of self criticism amongst the press leaves a lot to be desired. The media seems to be intent on praising themselves with faint damning.