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)




“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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