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Journalism is a childish practice: the future of news is hot tub time machine part two

Beckett, Charlie (2015) Journalism is a childish practice: the future of news is hot tub time machine part two. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (12 Oct 2015). Blog.

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Abstract

Journalism is essentially an immature craft. The output is inevitably provisional, incomplete and less accurate, complex and objective than the reality it seeks to portray. It must always resort to simplification and formula. Like a child it demands attention and revels in its own power, even if that is mainly the ability to entertain. Of course, some journalists are more childish than others, but even the wisest and most skilful cannot escape the limits on their work of time and the practicalities of topical communication.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 11:56
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 11:56
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76754

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