Re: Journalists Scanning Social Media for Stories - New Tools Being Developed
In so many ways, it's an old story. Churnalists scabbing off the web goes back at least to the founding days of Indymedia Ireland, when stories would be lifted from it wholesale, with the minimum of syntactic jiggling required to defeat accusations of 'plagiarism!'. Then in the next article, the lazy churnalist's stablemate would wax indignantly about 'Windymedia' and claim its continuing existence would lead to the end of 'truth in the news', and all without a titter of irony. Preaching water and drinking wine has been part of the Oireland Inc. repertoire since long before the current bout of 'austerity'.
Originally Posted by C. Flower
"It is we the workers who built these palaces and cities here in Spain and in America and everywhere. We, the workers, can build others to take their place. And better ones! We are not in the least afraid of ruins. We are going to inherit the earth; there is not the slightest doubt about that. The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own world before it leaves the stage of history. We carry a new world here, in our hearts."
— Buenaventura Durruti