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Sunday, December 31, 2006

John Carroll on C-SPAN

I tuned into the final minutes of this C-SPAN segment in which John Carroll talks about the current state of journalism, at Trinity College. I can't seem to find a video archive anywhere, but hopefully C-SPAN will re-air it.

He talks a bit about the Tribune Co. and the L.A. Times, and also about new media, i.e. Internet and blogging. He says a lot of things that I agree with, that there is no accountability in new media. While new media, blogs in particular, allows everyone to exercise their freedom of speech, they should uphold the standards that print reporters do. He also brings up the point that things will change when corporations, government, and libel lawyers get involve (which, I believe, is already happening).

Here's the link to where you can buy the video.


Happy new year!


....J.Michael Robertson said...

Thanks, Les. I'll check it out.

L. Shu said...

You might be able to get transcripts from Trinity press office: