The Science of Journalism
If I Had My Way
To: Charles M. Blow - email@example.com
From: Doug Skoglund - firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 10 Apr 2014 00:00 am CST
Subject: 2014007 - We Should Be in a Rage
Charles M. Blow posted a page with the above title:
Voter apathy is a civic abdication. There is no other way to describe it.
And I agree - 99.99% -- fantastic post!!!!!
One small and very important detail - he is a member of the gate-keeping class that is preventing the discourse necessary to promote citizen involvement.
I am referring to Journalism and their mission of problem-pointing as opposed to problem-solving. People need discussion to validate for themselves, the immense amount of data available -- and 140 character limit is not helpful.
It is just that simple -- your story can't be very important, if you can't find time to discuss it with your readers. If it ain't worth discussion, it ain't worth reading - end of story...
Doug Skoglund email@example.com
To be continued (I hope)
I don't provide for comments since that is a system designed to control the communication process -- I do provide an e-mail address!! (Please put a [MYWAY] in your title to get my attention)
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