Quote of the Week – 23/03/11

“The media get excited by war … and sometimes something is lost in that initial excitement. It reminds me of eight years ago, when Shock and Awe was rained down upon Baghdad and the media utterly failed to ask sceptical questions.”

Howard Kurtz suggests the media is forgetting to ask the right questions about the attack on Libya.

(Source: Huffington Post)





“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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