Journalism must conform to groupthink, be approved by Tom Friedman, otherwise it's bad for the country--Columbia Journ. Rev.
- 4/13/10, CJR headline, "The WSJ's Pulitzer Shutout is Bad for the Country"...
- Journalism needs an establishment,
- At the risk of being overly earnest, I hope the Journal’s new brass takes the Pulitzer results not as a snub but as a challenge. Let’s not have another April like this."
- from Columbia Journalism Review article by Dean Starkman, 4/13/10, via Poynter.org/Romenesko. ***(item at end of article)
About awards, from an 11/16/08 Australian Broadcasting report of a Rupert Murdoch speech:
- pushing their own agendas, at the expense of circulation....
- Mr Murdoch says the desire for awards among journalists has become a fetish.
- the sole purpose is the quest for a prize.
- "When I started out in the business anyone who dared parade a prize for excellence would have been hooted out of the newsroom for taking himself too seriously," he said.
"But today the desire for awards has become a fetish. Papers may be losing money, losing circulation, and laying off people left and right, but they will have a wall full of awards - prisoners of the past rather than enthusiasts for the future.""
- "Newspapers can survive digital age: Murdoch" 11/16/08, Australian Broadcasting Corp. News
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