Quote of the week – 20/08/10

“They stop caring what the truth is. Then they get to write about WMDs.”

Starsuckers director Chris Atkins explains why it’s a bad idea for tabloids to make showbiz columnists such as Dominic Mohan editors of newspapers. (Source: The Independent)




“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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