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Thank you Frank

Your commenters make interesting points but it reminds me of the debate in the 1970s about the "new information order". If you remember, the idea was that the nasty bourgeois mainstream media (as they weren't called then) could be replaced by collective, communal reporting by engaged citizens, especially in the third world. I also remember, because I was in Moscow at the time, that Soviet-style news reporting (run by a police state) was given moral equivalence with the western version. The alternative model never appeared. I expect that the internet news system will shake out in a few years to be something very different from the rather idealistic version sketched by your readers.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Jul 4th, 2010 at 01:17:41 PM EST
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