Luddite Journo journo no more

April 30, 2009

Journalism student Sandra Dickson achieved what many more experienced journalists would envy – publication of her story on the rise and rise of blogging and comments on it in several papers and blogs including today’s ODT, Kiwiblog  and Roarprawn.

However, an internship at the Dominion Post has put her off journalism altogether.

She mentions a couple of incidents – a journalist talking to a child before talking to his parents and another pressuring a friend for an interview – which I wouldn’t be comfortable with but by themselves don’t explain why:

I finished my internship disgusted, and full of self-doubt about choosing to even try mainstream media.

David Young at Pundit has written a spririted  defence of journalism in response.

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