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Oct
09

A rant before the run

A MANIFESTO  has been published by a group of German journalists and bloggers which lays down the relationship between journalism and the internet. The idea is good but the manifesto is terrible; the thing yaps like a mistimed anecdote in the pub.

It stands however, as a great roll call of bad things that can happen when opinion masquerades as fact. But this is dangerous territory as a lot of the comments show. People are excited and influenced by the manifesto’s pseudo-intellectual arguments.  

Read it  www.internet-manifesto.org/

OnlineJourno Santa has clearly taken a whopping bite from the mince pie and we’ve seen the presents under the tree. But  it is not morning and Christmas isn’t here yet.  No one knows what will happen and those who do must be lying.  The manifesto is manipulative.

Quite hilariously, Benji Lanyado, sometime travel writer for The Guardian and New York Times, has re-written the Manifesto, check out his blog: www.benjilanyado.wordpress.com/2009/09/09/why-the-internet-manifesto-is-annoying/

I agree with Lanyado, internet journalism is not to be damned but the Manifesto concoction served up here is. I may just print off so I can scrunch it into a ball for my own satisfaction.

 

 

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