Wayne MacPhail, rabble.ca's Director of Emerging Media, tells rabble.ca's birthday attendees what he thinks is wrong with our newspapers.
At a critical time when the new media environment is being molded, and the traditional news industry is in a state of decline, creative approaches to journalism are urgently needed.
What does journalism cost? That's a question that's being batted around a lot lately as the economic case for and against traditional newsrooms gets made in the press and on the Web.
By cutting back on journalists, and deeming news reporting expendable, our newspapers got themselves in trouble, but Canada loses also.
In the past month a handful of mainstream journalists have sojourned in the foreign territory that is Twitter.
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On the occasion of our 8th birthday, rabble.ca presents: What's Wrong With Our Newspapers?
This is a linguistic deficit that reflects a democratic deficit, since the views of the majority are simply not heard in a crucial debate.
The social media community is inclusive, but it can also spot an opportunist a mile away. Out-of-work journalists can't show up late to the party and expect to slide right in.
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