Letter From Europe – Is Free News Really Worth the Price? – NYTimes.com, by ALAN COWELL:
It may be tempting, perhaps, to argue that, finally, that oft-reviled beast — the mainstream media — has been left in history’s wake. After the demise of typewriters and Telexes, the time of the tweet has arrived. The view is not universal, even among tech-friendly journalists.
“My zeal for Twitter knows a limit,” wrote Jack Shafer, editor at large of the online publication Slate, saying the welter of messages from the streets of Tehran was “more noise than signal in understanding the Iranian upheaval.”
To what degree does the mainstream media show victimisation of certain subjects over and over again? Noelle LuSane, the Staff Director of the House Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, discusses the impact that stills and video footage from around the world have on lawmakers and the constituents who call them to action.