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Monday, November 12, 2007

David Leigh on Citizen Journalism and Its Influence

David Leigh of the Guardian writes about why he fears the end of the reporter's role and an increase in "news bunnies"--people who "dash in front of a camera and breathlessly describe a lorry crash, or bash out a press release in 10 minutes". This trend will not, he contends, add much to good journalism. In addition, traditional journalism is changing, fueled partly by the increasing takeover of the media by conglomerates and partly by the new technology. What he is asking for is a "Slow Journalism Movement" and a demand for real news and real reporting that focuses on important issues. Read his comments here.

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