We the Media (Intro, Ch. 1, 2)


We the Media by Dan Gillmor (Intro, Ch. 1, 2)

We the Media by Dan Gillmor (Intro, Ch. 1, 2)

“Our worst enemy may be ourselves. Corporate journalism, which dominates today, is squeezing quality to boost profits in the short term. Perversely, such tactics are ultimately likely to undermine us.”

I appreciate how this book views the idea of journalism being a corporation as a negative thing. It seemed as though The Elements of Journalism didn’t mind the idea. My interpretation from Elements of Journalism was that the corporation was just how it is, and there wasn’t anything to do about it. This book is much more inspiring.


Kayla, these are great observations, but you may have gotten confused... the homework for Monday is to read It Ain't Necessarily So. We'll get to We the Media a little later. (I'm sure you'll like it.)

That explains why there wasn't a prologue.

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