Friday, March 31, 2006

Delusions of Infallibility

How is this for insight?
To its proponents, citizen journalism represents a democratization of media, a shattering of the power of the unelected elite, a blow against the empire of Big Brother. Citizen journalism does not merely challenge the notion of professionalism in journalism but completely circumvents it. It is journalism according to the ethos of indie rock 'n roll: Do It Yourself.

For precisely such reasons, I despair over the movement�s current cachet. However wrapped in idealism, citizen journalism forms part of a larger attempt to degrade, even to disenfranchise journalism as practiced by trained professionals.
You degrade yourselves.   Daily.

He actually thinks journalists are professional, educated, and skilled.   Talk about self delusion.

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