…most probably, yes. His mistake of not tackling the internet is a great one. Many journalists have expressed their opinions on the issue, and when reading three articles in particular and also discussing the topic in a lecture I have to agree with them. Leveson just does not get journalism today.
The problem’s we face as journalists today is the expectance to be great and efficient in both print and online media. Journalism is now easily compared to other data and media through the internet, which gives the public more of a chance to knock today’s journalism abilities. The rise of citizen journalism has also put a spin in the works.
“Today’s journalists are not sloppier than yesterday’s. Rather, readers are more demanding. Technology has given them more choice in other areas of their lives and they seek it in their media.” John Kelly, pg.9, Red Kayaks and Hidden Gold. Read the rest of this entry