Awww, Poor Baby

Unfettered ‘citizen journalism’ too risky |

But we have already seen the line between news and entertainment blur enough to destroy significant credibility. Continuing to do nothing as information flow changes will further erode it. Journalism organizations who choose to do nothing may soon find the line between professional and citizen journalism gone as well as the trust of their audiences.

He’s just got his academic and journalistic panties in a wad because a much smaller group of people are willing to swallow whatever swill the journo-pits pump out without tasting it first.

Your reputation wasn’t murdered, dummy. It was a victim of suicide.

UPDATE: Chuck Simmins responds.

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Awww, Poor Baby — 8 Comments

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  2. Thanks, Bill!

    This guy left network news 20 years ago for academia. He’s done some consulting, but he’s certainly not a 21st century journalist.

    I also know that he has no conception of what it takes to become a paramedic. Two large bore IV’s for him the next time he calls 911.

  3. But I fear there’s more going on

    Weasel Word Alert (1):

    a person who regularly gathers, prepares, collects,…

    What is the legal definition regularly?

    Weasel Word Alert (2):

    for a substantial portion of the person’s livelihood or for substantial financial gain

    What is the legal definition of substantial?

  4. Mr. Hazinski is confused. The function of ‘citizen’ journalists is to bear witness to events; the function of ‘professional’ journalists is to provide entertaining filler to go between the ads. There really isn’t any conflict.

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