20 Jul 2011 – … gets global audience
Hacking and spam are inevitable and even more so in our high-tech world. Before high-tech, it was call spying or hiring private investigators. Is this then an issue of wanting to know other people’s business and if that is so, then why is it so?
In the case of this ongoing highly publicized notw for News of the World, the Murdoch publication, where media abuses their power by invasion of privacy is deplorable. But then people are hungry for sensational news and are willing to pay to read it. Have common sense, decency and self-censorship somehow lost the battle to corruption, greed and power?? If not, it will still be a never-ending vicious circle of the struggle of good and evil. Does objective good journalism exist and are there any uncorrupted politicians???
With those questions, words like objective and uncorrupt will need more specific definitions. So many questions but are there any answers and if so they will probably be complicated 🙂
… It’s really more than just a plain media story,” said Mallary Tenore, associate editor at Poynter.org, the website at the Poynter Institute, a nonprofit school for journalists. “It’s expanded far beyond that because of the legal implications of it and the fact that it involved police being paid for information and journalists not following ethical standards.” …
… “What’s interesting is the power of the press and how it can be soiled and compromised,” Hernandez added. “It’s really important to have good, solid journalists to hold politicians accountable and how it’s important to do journalism through ethical means. It’s a shame that it has to happen: It’s a little bit of bloodletting. You have to purify the process.” …
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