Kick the Media Open Thread
Posted by Possum Comitatus on July 23, 2008
OK folks – it’s vent your spleen over political reporting time!
What is bad, but more importantly why is it bad?
And what is being lost in the process?
What should political reporting entail?
Do bloggers fulfill a role in Australian political reporting, and if so, would they if political reporting in the MSM was of a higher quality? What shits you to tears about political bloggers? While you’re at it, what shits you to tears about me?
What is the future of political reporting and analysis in the media? How would you like to see it evolve into the future?
If alternative media went commercial to take the MSM on head to head for the pointy end of the market (that’s you dear readers), would you think more or less of them for doing that? What would be the pitfalls and perils of such a move?
And name who you think are the better MSM political journo’s and why?
I’m interested in all of your thoughts over this – just try to keep the defo in your pants.
2 Tanners in comments raised the issue of expert knowledge and writers, and how knowing what you’re talking about is always helpful.
On this point, here’s a really good example of two opinion pieces on the same topic from the last few days, where there’s a vast chasm between the expertise of the authors – the results speak for themselves.