The Science of Journalism
If I Had My Way
To: Kyle Pope - firstname.lastname@example.org
From: Doug Skoglund - email@example.com
Date: 18 Nov 2016 09:00 CST
Subject: Freedom of Speech...
First, some explanation: I am an 87 year young Engineer turned Programmer. I am a Report Writer, as opposed to Story Teller. I am also a new CJR Charter Member.
CJR appears to be on the right track -- if I understand the thinking behind the creation of the Charter Member concept. We have a lot of problems in the United States that I believe are a function of the differences between Journalism and Science -- thus my title, "The Science of Journalism."
The Anti-Science problem has existed for a very long time in the minds of a tremendous number of citizens. My personal experience goes back to September 1942 when I entered ninth grade at Edison High School in Minneapolis, MN. All incoming students took a math/science test and those with good results got special treatment to get them to specialize in science in preparation for college.
That was a fundamental mistake for a country based on "all men are created equal" -- it ruined my high school experience -- and you can imagine how the non-science people felt. Math and Science is not a valid criteria for participation in any scientific endeavor. The validation of all scientific and non-scientific publications is a task for all citizens of any Democracy.
Obviously, there are many ramifications of the Anti-Science problem, including the abridgment of the Freedom of Speech, journalism's worst offence. We really need to do something about that offence.
BTW, if you check my web site, http://ifihadmyway.com, you will find all kinds of posts knocking the creation of the Personal Computer and The Internet in addition to the Media and Journalism.
And yes, I have some software to sell -- software that never reads the user's mail.
to be continued (of course)
Doug Skoglund firstname.lastname@example.org
I don't provide for comments since that is a system designed to abridge the freedom of speech -- I do provide an e-mail address!! (Please put a [MYWAY] in your title to get my attention).
BTW, I am working on a replacement system for individuals -- and I sure could use some help. Please see http://pdmsb.com, a work-in-process.
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