Keen the cult of the amateur
Because, let us admit it, the "ancien media" reserved public communication for people who may have been professional communicators, but usually non-experts amateurs in the field they were reporting in. For example, most professional journalists and advertisers consistently distort truths to make profit, there profit making them professionals, not the quality of their work. Lets go back to the good old days. It doesn't take a collage degree to have an opinion or to be able to express it. That's what isn't taught well enough these days, and the cost of that is very high to us all. We deserve better please, Newsnight. Main news viewers will have seen a serious strategic issue between the US and Rusiia reduced to to it being a matter of Putin would simply like some respect.
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And who am I saying this too - a message blog? In my view it is in many ways good that publishing is no longer confined to the "professional", who may be learned and accurate, or may be politically or religiously motivated and misleading, and beguilingly authoritative. If you can't drive, you are going to crash. Didn't Tony Blair put something on YouTube because he could use it to put his entire message across without it being edited down by some Rupert Murdoch lackey? All most people want is a story see the Sun, People, News of The World etc they don't much care if it's a true story, they just want stories, and that's all that natural language is really up to anyway, don't let the old media folk tell you any different either!.
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There may be some truth in what he says but its all very narrow-minded it think It's been well researched by the UN and the basic concept of the demographic transition is central to human geography and economics. Thanks Andrew, just what we need more of, 'American Values' and culture? People want to feel, people want to be heard, people want to be inspired, and many times we are attracted to what inspires us Having said that, the existence of the web does mean that the idiots, fools, charlatans, conspiracy theorists and liars find it even easier to disseminate their nonsense. I don't see any way out though. Learn more about these citation styles:
It led to party collapse, which in turn ushered in 'Blair and The Spinettes". Today I have more choice of how to receive this news and other information. Please go back and look much more closely at what was actually written and do not translate. If Andrew Keen is correct then who is consuming this deluge of "uninformed political commentary, to unseemly home videos, to embarrassingly amateurish music, to unreadable poems, reviews, essays, and novels" and why? Also it has been invaluable in helping me find a job, along with the ads in the newspapers.