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Citizens and the Future of News

Posted at 10:39 AM on September 19, 2006 by Bill Wareham

As I mentioned earlier, I was a panelist at a Citizens and the Future of News panel Saturday morning. Let's just say it wasn't a lovefest for the mainstream media, a group in which I am justifiably included. Media critic Mark Crispin Miller was particularly, well, critical, as was Lizz Winstead. They chastised the MSM for laziness, lack of commitment to in-depth reporting and more. I happen to think they're at least partially right, but they ended up painting with such a broad brush that I think their argument collapsed under the sheer hyperbolic weight of their complaints.

But that's just me. Collette Davidson, who wrote about the event for forum sponsor The Twin Cities Media Alliance, evidently felt differently.