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Apie blogų rašliavą “plačiajame pasaulyje“

Posted by Algis - vasario 13, 2008

… o tai reiškia JAV, ar, tiksliau, “anglosphere“. Antai puiki išvada daroma vienos “New York Review of Books“ autorės:

Finally, I think I get the superhero fixation [among bloggers, that is — A.D.]. It’s the flying. It’s the suspension of punctuation and good manners and even identity. Bloggers at their computers are Supermen in flight. They break the rules. They go into their virtual phone booths, put on their costumes, bring down their personal villains, and save the world. Anonymous or not, they inhabit that source of power and hope. Then they come back to their jobs, their dogs, and their lives …

Labai taiklu. Manau, ir mes čia smagiai paskraidysma :).

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Nick Davies – Flat Earth News – nauja knyga apie falsifikuojamas žinias spaudoje

Posted by LER - vasario 8, 2008

Flat Earth News

Nick Davies - Flat Earth News

Nick Davies

A must-read for anyone worried about journalism – which, on this analysis, should be everyone. – Ian Hislop

From the publisher: ‘Finally I was forced to admit that I work in a corrupted profession.’ When award-winning journalist Nick Davies decided to break Fleet Street’s unwritten rule by investigating his own colleagues, he found that the business of reporting the truth had been slowly subverted by the mass production of ignorance.

Working with a network of off-the-record sources, Davies uncovered the story of the prestigious Sunday newspaper which allowed the CIA and MI6 to plant fiction in its columns; the newsroom which routinely rejects stories about black people; the respected paper that hired a professional fraudster to set up a front company to entrap senior political figures; the newspapers which support law and order while paying cash bribes to bent detectives. Davies names names and exposes the national stories which turn out to be pseudo events manufactured by the PR industry, and the global news stories which prove to be fiction generated by a new machinery of international propaganda. He shows the impact of this on a world where consumers believe a mass of stories which, in truth, are as false as the idea that the Earth is flat – from the millennium bug to the WMD in Iraq – tainting government policy, perverting popular belief. He presents a new model for understanding news. With the help of researchers from Cardiff University, who ran a ground-breaking analysis of our daily news, Davies found most reporters, most of the time, are not allowed to dig up stories or check their facts – a profession corrupted at the core.

Chatto | hardback |ISBN: 9780701181451

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