Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Self-censorhip to carry on?

Reading this article about the failure of journalism schools to teach people how to be real journalists, I got to a part where a man suggested a pretty common sense notion: that journalists should be unbiased and not let big corporations control what they say:
I proposed a new mission statement to my faculty colleagues in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. I argued that by stating bluntly the nature of the crises we face in today’s world and breaking with our longstanding subordination to the industry, we could offer an exciting alternative to students who don’t want to repeat the failures of our generation.
But here's how people responded:
Some disagreed with my assessment of the crises we face, while others thought it politically ill-advised to criticize the industry and corporate power so directly.

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