Comments on: Because it’s not an either / or proposition… http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/2008/03/20/because-its-not-an-either-or-proposition/ At the intersection of yesterday & tomorrow Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:48:33 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 hourly 1 By: Brendan Hodgson http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/2008/03/20/because-its-not-an-either-or-proposition/comment-page-1/#comment-341 Brendan Hodgson Mon, 31 Mar 2008 16:47:42 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/10422.aspx#comment-341 <p>Hey Boyd... fair statement. I've always been one to suggest that while no professional journalism is ever truly fair and unbiased, it will always be (or aspire to be) accurate. But given some examples I've seen recently, I do think we have to begin to question even that part of the equation - exceptions to the rule notwithstanding - and agree that in this highly democratized yet fragmented media environment the need to be first is even more the imperative of the professional journalist than the need to be accurate.</p> Hey Boyd… fair statement. I’ve always been one to suggest that while no professional journalism is ever truly fair and unbiased, it will always be (or aspire to be) accurate. But given some examples I’ve seen recently, I do think we have to begin to question even that part of the equation – exceptions to the rule notwithstanding – and agree that in this highly democratized yet fragmented media environment the need to be first is even more the imperative of the professional journalist than the need to be accurate.

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By: Boyd Neil http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/2008/03/20/because-its-not-an-either-or-proposition/comment-page-1/#comment-340 Boyd Neil Sat, 29 Mar 2008 20:13:54 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/10422.aspx#comment-340 <p>The point I thnk is most questionable in this piece is by Whitehouse, and it precedes the comment you quote above:</p> <p>"Whitehouse distinguishes professional content on the basis of its editorial process. 'Carefully checked sources and consistent editorial guidelines are key differences between most professional and amateur content,' he suggests, while noting that, 'Both bring value.'"</p> <p>Do we really believe the first applies to journalism today?</p> The point I thnk is most questionable in this piece is by Whitehouse, and it precedes the comment you quote above:

"Whitehouse distinguishes professional content on the basis of its editorial process. ‘Carefully checked sources and consistent editorial guidelines are key differences between most professional and amateur content,’ he suggests, while noting that, ‘Both bring value.’"

Do we really believe the first applies to journalism today?

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