Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A new Australian media/journalism blog

The Failed Estate

The tyranny of constant publication

... At some point, though, the ability to publish instantly must start to work against comprehension. While there's nothing wrong with journalists providing running commentary on breaking news events, you wonder sometimes whether we're at risk of losing the benefit of the long view - or even the middle view that used to rest somewhere between the immediacy of wire service snaps and the pampered perspective of magazine journalism.
The more the merrier!

1 comment:

  1. Boycotts have their place, but in this case, from an Australian perspective, I think we need legislation to re-introduce diversity and genuine competition into the Australian mass media - especially the print media.

    Quasi-monopolies of the type Murdoch enjoys over our print media are inimical to democracy.