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Journalism isn't the problem – it's the news business

Beckett, Charlie (2008) Journalism isn't the problem – it's the news business. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (13 Oct 2008). Blog.

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Abstract

Some heavyweights have been charging in to the fray against new technology and its effect on the media. Jeff Jarvis is battling with three critics of his enthusiasm for New Media. Now Financial Times editor Lionel Barber is the latest to pen a beautifully written peon to the best of print journalism including his time on the Washington Post in the 80s: “To spend time as a reporter on the national staff was to experience a rigour that was bracing – and unfamiliar. “Good story,” growled Mike Getler, foreign editor, reading my first front page piece, “but you need to be more precise about your sources.” Phrases such as “it is understood” and “people close to the situation” – all grist to the mill in Fleet Street – failed to cut the mustard on 15th Street in DC.”

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2008 The Author(s)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 13:10
Last Modified: 22 May 2017 13:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/78177

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