Found this in the comments on another blog . . .
Ã¢â¬ÅThereÃ¢â¬â¢s no monopoly on being in the right place at the right time.Ã¢â¬?
It is the monopoly of money.
Being in the right place at the right time has a cost that the journalist Ã¢â¬Åin fieriÃ¢â¬? couldn’t afford.
He can be a better writer, a better commenter, but till now he was not able to express himself.
What Media will face in the near future is competition.
From the small man of the road.
Because hardware and broadcasting means have change to a point that whoever can be a writer and an editor.
Of course he also needs some brain.
It will be the competiton of brains more than the competition of means.
This capitalistic society will have to revaluate the human part and the skill.
A big newspaper could in theory loose the game against a one man journalist.
At the end of the day this small man could win for the simple reason he does something he likes to do, he wants to do, he believes in.
Which is something many journalists do not have any more.
That is the freedom to say what they really think and not what they think the reader would like to read, or what is convenient that the reader reads.
Which is something that once they used to call truth and meant truth.
Yes the Internet is exactly that, the Revolution of our generation.
It will take some time, but it will be.
Great writing deserves to be uncovered.
–ME “Liz” Strauss