“That of course it the very nature of healing - that anything you are holding onto that is less pure than your highet intentions will come to your attention, and as long as you stay conscious, you will move through it. I knew that, but just knowing didn't help.”
Bob Frissell

Nothing in this Book is True, but it's Exactly How Things Are

Journalism needs to find purpose again

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From To make journalism harder, slower, less secure:

“Journalism almost has to be brought closer to activism to stand a chance of prevailing in its current struggle with the state.”

I don’t know if activism is a correct word but Journalism, like so many other domains, is being re-challenged to once again find relevant purpose. The reason that the NSA seems to have an upper hand (for the time being) is that it has already been repurposed – it is already firmly entrenched in its new purpose – giving it a head start over journalism. Journalism is simply late to the game. Maybe this is because journalism was too busy clinging on to the familiar past when the technological revolution first prompted it to evolve? The NSA seems to be more demanding!?

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