Quote of the Week – 21/08/13

“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?” Continue Reading

Quote of the Week 17/04/13

“Homeless people do die in the cold. If we only identify Lee’s death as tragic because he was a journalist who didn’t need to be there, then we will not have listened to his story.” Continue Reading

Quote of the Week – 20/02/13

“One of the disgruntled bunch delivered an immortal line that has haunted my dreams ever since: ‘Look, terribly sorry, and I speak for all here, but I don’t use Twitter. Before we go on, you’ll have to explain to us what one of these re-tweet thingamajigs is’ – and there, in one sentence, the tragic arrogance of age and experience made my heart sink.”

Former Coventry Telegraph editor Darren Parkin reveals what happened when “out of touch” execs sacked him for his use of Twitter. (Link: HTFP)

Quote of the Week – 05/12/12

“It will – in putting into place a new tough regulator with serious powers of investigation and sanction –  provide real protection for ordinary citizens which I think to us all is of the utmost importance.”

Lord Black, who is working on the set up of an independent press regulator, is confident of a compromise on the Leveson report that will prevent legislation.

(Source: Press Gazette)

Quote of the Week – 21/11/12

“The person talked about on Twitter as the subject of that Newsnight report, actually, was the person that was the subject of that Newsnight report.” Continue Reading

Quote of the Week – 14/11/12

“The real problem here is the BBC’s decision, in the wake of the Hutton Inquiry, to play safe by appointing biddable people. They then compounded the problem by enforcing a series of cuts on programme budgets, while bloating the management.” Continue Reading

Quote of the Week – 24/10/12

“American pre-school children follow an inquisitive cartoon monkey called Curious George. The BBC seems to be headed by Incurious George.” Continue Reading

Quote of the Week – 03/10/12

“I have never, ever been told by one of my superiors not to do a story against my will. I would not still be working here if they had.” Continue Reading

 

“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”


Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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