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Old 10-29-2013, 01:37 PM
blandman blandman is offline
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Originally Posted by TheVulture View Post
"Credentials" are simply provided by those who have the means of production of media, doesn't mean anything. If I had the resources to establish a news agency I could give you credentials but it wouldn't give you or me any greater understanding of anything.
Originally Posted by TheVulture View Post
The problem with your argument is that there is no standard for credentialing, it is simply a matter of belonging to an organization with the means to publish and distribute material.

The counter argument is the non-traditional journalism is more credible for the fact that it is not controlled by those who simply have the means to control it. The editorial control is instead exerted via crowd-sourcing which results in a more truthful content since it is uncontrolled, not directed from the top down, with all the interests that corporate leadership is interested in protecting. Instead, those who have the most convincing argument are the ones who direct the nature of the discourse of information.
Spot on.