If I Had My Way
To: Ken Doctor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cc: Jeff Jarvis - email@example.com
Cc: Jay Rosen - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cc: Glenn Greenwald - GGreenwald@salon.com
Cc: Paul Krugman - (Address unknown, please forward)
Cc: Doc Searls - email@example.com
Cc: Dave Winer - firstname.lastname@example.org
From: Doug Skoglund - email@example.com
Date: Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011
Subject: My Way XXXVII - Anti-Science...
Welcome, Mr. Doctor, to my exclusive little club. You will note that this is #37 in this series -- my attempt to open a line of communication with somebody in the journalistic community. I won't bore you with the details as you can investigate my previous efforts at http://ifihadmyway.com.
I like the part in your About Page where you state:
I've seen the news business from at least six sides now -- alternative press, monthly magazines, features, news, digital journalism and analyst -- and each step along the path feels like an internship. Just as all technology is interim technology, all careers, today, seem more temporary than they used to.
Obviously, I have to differ -- if you are going to be an analyst, you need to examine journalism from the outside -- you need to be a scientist -- you need to thoroughly understand the technology -- and the technology confronting journalism today is broken. But that is a subject that my exclusive club refuses to discuss.
So, if you have really "come to learn," the most important line of study should be the anti-science bias of the journalistic community.
Or will you be defensive like the rest of my club and refuse to discuss the matter with me??
Doug Skoglund firstname.lastname@example.org
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