Quote of the week – 17/11/10

“With the help of journalists, the student who breaks away from the march and kicks the window pane can fabricate a distinct reality.”

Journalism lecturer Brian Cathcart says the media’s narrow focus affects our perceptions.

(Source: Index on Censorship)

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“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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