Aug 26, 2008

Exercise # 6

I am really interested in the way that technology is changing the way news is gathered and disseminated. Have you ever wondered about the source of the film and pictures you are seeing on television? Many experienced journalists are losing their jobs in in television and print media because more and more people are using the internet to keep up to date with world events.

There is a wonderful cyberworld which can instantly record and react to world events. This also means that it is increasingly difficult for anybody to censor or prohibit the publication of information which should be freely available to all.

At the same time, however, it is possible for those with malicious intent to manipulate images, or distort the way that information is presented on the internet.

There is ongoing discussion about the possibilty of creating some sort of editorial processfor the web, to ensure that what you are seeing is 'really' what you are getting. It will be interesting to see how this develops in the future.,130061744,120273231,00.htm

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