Ted Koppel: Olbermann, O’Reilly and the death of real news – Washington Post
This was a great story on the death of real news.
One quote from Koppel really stood out.
Beginning, perhaps, from the reasonable perspective that absolute objectivity is unattainable, Fox News and MSNBC no longer even attempt it. They show us the world not as it is, but as partisans (and loyal viewers) at either end of the political spectrum would like it to be. This is to journalism what Bernie Madoff was to investment: He told his customers what they wanted to hear, and by the time they learned the truth, their money was gone.
MSNBC Interactive News Acquires Newsvine – washingtonpost.com
I wonder how this will continue to work for Newsvine. They are a good company that is doing something intriguing and allowing people to comment on the news stories. With MSNBC acquiring them, what does it mean for Newsvine?
It appears that they are not making any big changes and even incorporating some of Newsvine’s technology into their own website. According to Dan Gillmor of the Center for Citizen Media Blog, feels that this is a good thing, “…pulling Newsvine under its wing make perfect sense.”
We, as bloggers and the net community, need to make sure that this is a good thing for Newsvine and MSNBC does not diminish the impact that Newsvine has on the net.