Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Role of Media in 2.0+ Culture.?

Just what do we expect from our news and media outlets? Do we expect facts? the truth? both sides of an issue? constant coverage? These are just a few of the many questions we need to ask ourselves as we move into a 3.0 online culture. If we don't demand excellence, we will receive only mediocrity From the Gulf War to Operation Iraqi Freedom to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, reports are flying from tons of outlets to your phone, e-mail in box, TV, or radio near you. Is it true?

Chris Wilson, from Venice, LA, reinforces that fact that we need to think critically about what we hear and see with regards to the oil spill. As reported by MSNBC, "
Venice's [LA] charter fishermen and tourism bosses are blaming negative US media coverage of the Gulf oil spill for doing more damage to the industry than the oil slick itself, with their livelihoods threatened because tourists are canceling trips, despite 95 percent of the state's waters being open for fishing."

See Wilson's fish steak, the Executive Director of the EPA, the President of the National Wildlife Federation, and more images, and the story by Greg Bluestein, from the area at:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37075377/displaymode/1176/rstry/37272705/

"BP delays attempt to plug leak with mud" 21 May 2010

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