The Sun on Sunday lied about me last week. Have they learned nothing?
We are dealing with experts in propaganda who will stop at nothing to see their version of events prevail, and on the rare occasions when the truth emerges, like a hernia popping through gorged corpse, they apologise discreetly for their ignoble flatulence in a mouse-sized font for hippo-sized lies.
Russell Brand appears to be a lot more intelligent than I previously gave him credit for.
All Journalism Is Advocacy — Whither news?
Greenwald and the Guardian exhibited the highest value of journalism: intellectual honesty. That does not mean they were unbiased. It means they were willing to do damage to their political side in the name of truth.
To make journalism harder, slower, less secure. Great observations from Jay Rosen about the current challenge to journalism from the surveillance state.
Can the Guardian take its aggressive investigations global? Good read in the New Yorker about the Guardian and how it operates.
Rebuilding the world technology destroyed:
Influence lives at intersections. Yet, as an industry, it at times feels the boundaries we have built around who makes an effective product manager, or programmer, or designer, are stronger than ever, even as the need to cross those boundaries is ever more pressing.
Applications are due tomorrow, April 6th, at 9 pm Pacific. If you’re interested you should apply now!
The Code with me site has an early outline of what the schedule will be along with information on the rest of the mentors, sponsors, and more.
There are experiments and then there are…well…I’m not really sure what this is. It’s so off-putting I want to think it’s a mistake. Unfortunately it’s likely the future, or something.
Journalism as service:
But instead, we got mostly articles. For that’s what journalists do, isn’t it? We write articles. We are storytellers! But not everything should be a story. Stories aren’t always the best vehicle for conveying information, for informing the public. Sometimes lists, data bases, photos, maps, wikis, and other new tools can do a better job.
It’s been said before and it still rings true. Related.