It seems like the big media houses and even the editors act like drug dealers. Only care about the big score. Earning a big buck as fast as they can – now. Tomorrow, not so important. Next week, who cares with all this fast cash?!
Been an interesting week at BIFF. Second year I’m covering it for The Westender. Yet another exciting time. Picking mostly great films and documentaries. The last reviews will be finished very soon and filed for publication.
In the mean time I’ve kept myself busy researching a column on the weirdest guy ever. He caught my eye last weekend, and since then I’ve been tracking his very odd behaviour on Twitter. I’ve tried to get in touch with the guy, but he refuses to speak to me. Yet he has no inhibitions on posting the move vile tweets publicly. Which kind of wraps up the research at this point. I don’t think or hope he will come with anything worse. I already have heaps of information to write a lengthy column about this guy.
I will of course let you all know when it will be published and where.
Enjoy rest of the report.
Journalism once had Woodward and Bernstein. Now it’s guns for hire – Read it
The same old conundrum keeps coming up. Everyone one wants investigative journalism, but no one wants to pay for it. Weird no one learned from the faults of the entertainments industry. Give the consumers what they want and they will pay for it. Or else they’ll find a way to get it for free and even make it themselves.
Never Apologize For Having An Opinion — Especially When You’re Right – Read it
A wonderful piece of writing. Bringing up the issue I have with the so-called objective journalism and fake balance. If you have the facts on your side, say it!
The camera never lies — but in conflict zones, does it tell the whole truth? themercury.com.au/article/2012/1… My column for @themercurycomau today—
Rebecca Fitzgibbon (@BecFitzgibbon) November 21, 2012