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A bit of a different story today. Yesterday I had to defend the new internet-based journalism in the “Stand up for journalism” debate organised by three journalists’ unions in Brussels. The discussion focused on the commercialisation of media and its negative impact on journalists’ jobs. Speakers and union leaders Aidan White (International Federation of Journalists IFJ) and Lorenzo Consoli (API, the association of international journalists) deplored the political fall-out of the fight against terrorism (’”suspicion against media, more spin”) and the media’s drive for profitability and shareholder value. “This is one crisis-to-far for modern journalism”, White said. […]

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