Sep. 23rd, 2016 09:38 am
kiki_eng: Bones and Jim on the shuttle, text: "you had me at 'I may throw up on you'" (Star Trek 2009) (you had me at "I may throw up on you")
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The Agenda did a piece this week on a documentary, All Governments Lie, and the issues surrounding that film - it's about journalism and one journalist in particular: I.F. Stone. The piece is: Failure of the Fourth Estate. One of the things that the panelists seem to agree on is that independent journalists are, because of the compromised state of mainstream American media at present, in a sort of golden age; that there is a lot of independent journalism happening right now because there is a place for it, because of the way corporate media outlets are failing to report and investigate.

John Oliver did a piece on the decline of the newspaper industry a month ago - Journalism - where he talked about the importance of investigative reporting and the economic pressures that are leading and have led to its decline. (There's a skit about covering a cat raccoon news story in it. Hilariously, the day after I watched this The Toronto Star had a teaser for an article about an albino raccoon front page, above the fold.)

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Date: 2016-09-24 01:09 am (UTC)
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I remember you talking about that! Also that documentary sounds really interesting because yeah especially with American media, but all around the world, the meaning of what the fourth estate is changing, and the implications of that are scary and also have opportunities.

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Date: 2016-09-24 01:47 am (UTC)
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OK just watch the video, very very cool, also on TVO which was cool :)


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