So you want to be a journalist?

Here’s a bit of Friday fun. Media Digest imagines that this is a pretty familiar conversation journalists have to face.

“Why would I have a subscription when I can read it for free online?” probably sums up most rose-tinted journalist-wannabes’ attitude to the industry.

(Source: Xtranormal)




“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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