Why Om Malik and CNN Don’t Matter (Or The Importance Of The Nigerian Movie Industry)
Now Om is a smart guy. We talked briefly before he spoke about the current web 2.0 noise and the way to make interesting videocasts. He won’t let me quote him but his observations are spot on.
But maybe one of the many Apple laptops fell on his head before he decided to to talk about blogs and journalism.
Here’s what he said “…if Bloggers are going to be taken seriously as journalists they have to follow the same rules of legwork and research that journalists follow.”
Let’s be real.
That is a load of crap.
We are living in a world of Institutional collapse.
And one of the things crumbling is journalism.
Does anyone really trust the news anymore?
Does anyone really believe it?
Let’s look at the facts.
The country that produces the most movies on the planet is Nigeria.
The most popular news channel bases itself on opinion, not fact.
People believe their next door neighbor and their mom.
If middlemen are being kicked out of every other industry why in the world would anyone think the news business is any different?
One of the powerful things about TEAM NEW ORLEANS project is that they are going to just talk to people.
Fuck the journalist focus.
Just let the people bleed on camera.
Some kid is made to strip in the middle of a public street.
Do you want to talk to the kid?
Do you want to see what the cops have to say?
Or do you want to listen to someone else tell you the story.
That’s what I thought.
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