Jeff Jarvis notes how far removed from reality the media elite really are:
Gregorian says the journalist is the intermediary and interpreter “between society and knowledge” and that the journlist is “the guardian of our democracy. . . . Yo are the ones who keep democracy alive. Economic institutions won’t.” He says that news media outlets need to be made invulnerable to economic interests. He says “we don’t encourage people to be in the truth business. We encourage people to be in the profit business.”
I am afraid we continue to try to insulate and separate the old ways of journalism from the market — from the public they are trying to serve. That is terribly dangerous.
I agree with Jeff - whose "truth" needs to be protected from economics? Do I get to have the same protections? I could just as plausibly argue that Smalltalk is the best development language ever, and therefore we should be insulated from competition. Yeah, right. These news guys need to get real jobs.
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