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Skepticism is the new black

Consumed => “We Can Do Better: The Overlooked Importance of Professional Journalism” by Dan Redding on Smashing Magazine.

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/01/28/we-can-do-better-the-overlooked-importance-of-professional-journalism/

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I’d like to add that from the other side of the lens (i.e., as readers), we need to be conscious that not everything we read on the Internet is journalism, as hard as it might try to pretend to be.

In fact, there’s quite a bit of journalism that isn’t even journalism any more. How many times have we heard a major media outlet quote an unvetted tweet or mention the blogosphere (as if it were the NY Times, Washington Post, etc.)? To manufacture their “news” they conveniently forget that in that massive pile of tweets there are bound to be 140 characters that are going to support (or not) just about any position on any subject. The fact is, most true and traditional sold its soul some time ago, eh?

I agree, in theory all writers and publishers should be responsible. However, the practical reality is we as readers must be responsible for what we consume and how we interpret it. Skepticism is the new black, no?

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