15 Oct '11, 12pm

Media & PUNDITS are the enemy, NOT jouranalist. FREE SPEECH TV! #ows

Media & PUNDITS are the enemy, NOT jouranalist. FREE SPEECH TV! #ows

Advocacy groups sometimes say that the media has the power to twist a story to portray a cause in an unfavorable light. It’s true — media is far from objective, and if a journalist is only concerned on breaking a news story, their coverage could hinder the cause. However, does this mean that journalists are the enemy? Are there situations where activists and journalists can actually work together? This question was posed at the Media Consortium conference this week in Oakland, CA. The conference brought together an amalgamation of independent media sources that are concerned with covering progressive news at its source. Along with 5 other experts both media and advocacy, Care2 Founder Randy Paynter sat on a roundtable discussion to clear up this issue. The overall message was clear: We are all allies. As Randy said, “We all want to save the world.” Progressive media and ac...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/care2blog/are-journalists-the-enemy....

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