An article in The Age (Yes, some young people still read newspapers!) on Aug. 9 called ‘Stop the Presses’ got me thinking about the future of society if newspapers do fall off the face of the Earth due to lack of funding via advertising. People are not going to pay for the news online if they can get it elsewhere on the Internet for free; that’s hardly worth contemplation. However, the article did raise a question about the future of so-called ‘public trust journalism’. This is the type of journalism where well-funded reporters keep the leaders of society in check by having access to often highly classified information, thus keeping them on their toes. This is how we’ve thus far been able to bust corrupt politicians and corporate CEO’s. The question now is, ‘If newspapers die off and no one is left to ‘interrogate’ our community leaders, what’s to keep them from doing the wrong thing, and subsequently de-threading the cloth of our current ‘stable’ (If you’d truly like to believe that it is.) civilisation?
Archive for August, 2009
- Clicks, time on site … Do stats show people are actually reading your website content?
- How to create a blogroll on your business blog
- It’s important to add text to your online photos and video
- Experiencing the Melbourne SMX Search Engine Marketing Expo 2011
- Top Ten Reasons Businesses Need Quality Content on Their Websites (Part 2)
- Biographies and Reviews
- Blogging Help
- Collective consciousness
- Commenting on Blogs
- Creating an internet identity
- Digital Reading and Writing
- Expressing ourselves on the Internet
- Global Internet Community
- Help with images and video
- Increasing blog traffic
- Internal Martial Arts
- Life opinions
- MiContent ideas and information
- Poetry Corner
- Psychologies of humanity
- Restaurant and food reviews
- RSS Readers/Reading blogs
- Shared SEO information and experience
- Travel articles
- Why use social media?
- Why use website content?