Quote of the Week – 23/11/11

“What is happening to local journalism is poisoning the whole ecosystem of investigative journalism.”

The Daily Telegraph’s Andrew Gilligan says the demise of local papers means that “huge areas of the country and huge areas of power are going effectively unscrutinised”.

(Source: MediaGuardian)

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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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