Linked by David Adams on Sun 11th Jul 2010 18:54 UTC
Internet & Networking There's an article today at abc.com that looks at recent trends around net-based pay-for services and the smattering of paywalls from News Corp to the NYT that are up or threatening to be put up, and speculating that this could be the beginning of a trend. Of course, a YouTube video rental site and a few large publishers putting up paywalls will make zero difference to the "free internet" on their own. But if they're successful, it could spark emulation. But could this be a trend that could snowball enough to change the nature of the net?
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RE[5]: Comment by t3RRa
by righard on Tue 13th Jul 2010 06:11 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by t3RRa"
righard
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The only place where normal civilians can't cover something are places where they may not come because they're not press or places where there communication are hampered i.e. places with censorship and all that. But those situations are artificial.

Also the journalist who do go to such places are few, very few (and decreasing). The rest just go to there desk, copy there biased story, change some words (on a good day that is). Maybe if they're trained in actually covering something them self, they might go to some trade show and make some unintended commercial.

...why am I so grumpy? Well I wanted to become a journalist, but became very disappointed with there lazy buzz-word and Internet-hype obsessed culture. I really think the state of journalism is very poor at the moment. (And haven't got any sleep last night ;)

EDIT: I have to admit that I think it to be worse in the Netherlands here journalist respect things as 'No questions please'. Real investigation is nothing more than asking the, by definition extremal biased, spokesman.

EDITEDIT: I have the spelling of an ox.

Edited 2010-07-13 06:23 UTC

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