The Information Age offers much to mankind, and I would like to think that we will rise to the challenges it presents. But it is vital to remember that information — in the sense of raw data — is not knowledge, that knowledge is not wisdom, and that wisdom is not foresight. But information is the first essential step to all of these.
— Sir Arthur C Clarke, interview with Nalaka Gunawardene, posted at OneWorld, 5 December 2003
As the old media slowly fade into irrelevance, with their dying business models and narrow range “news” (only that which fits the acceptable “narratives”), new media fill the empty niche they leave. Look at these new additions of the FM blogroll. They deserve your attention. They certainly should be on your Twitter feeds.
- The New Inquiry
- Bureau of Investigative Journalism
- NSFWCORP – the future of journalism
- Jacobin – a magazine of culture and politics
- ProPublica – journalism in the public interest
- The Baffler – the journal that blunts the cutting edge
For More Information
Posts about the old media are listed at the FM Reference Page Information & Disinformation.
Posts about the new media:
- A new news media emerges for our new world, unseen and unexpected, 9 July 2009
- Must the old media die for the new media to flourish?, 29 October 2009
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