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Another reason why I dislike the social media
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Another reason why I dislike the social media

I am interested in becoming a journalist, but the social media and technology are here. I do not want to be a journalist online. The society with teenagers shows that they don't even care about journalism, at least the majority.
I want to voice my opinion and everything, I just do not want to do it on an online website. But maybe if I could create an article and give it to an online magazine or something. But then my article might be censored, and I do not want that.
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03-22-2013 10:06 AM
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Another reason why I dislike the social media

And I'm sure the candlemakers whined about Thomas Edison and his lightbulb too.

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Another reason why I dislike the social media

You could write a blog. It would be online, sure, but it would be on your terms.

Edit: Or you could write for mine. I won't censor what you have to say, and there are a few people who would read it because it's already established.

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Another reason why I dislike the social media

Don't become a journalist.

OR

Start your own company(as in your own magazine, or whatever).

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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Another reason why I dislike the social media

There's nothing wrong with the current state of journalism. It's evolving, expanding, and reinventing itself in response to our new technologies. It's a great opportunity. Don't lament about the demise of newspapers when you have untold numbers of news sites at your fingertips. I use social media to read news. I follow many magazines, newspapers, news station, blogs, etc. on Twitter. It's amazing.

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Another reason why I dislike the social media

As long as I get my information from some sources, I don't care if you carved it into stone tablets or put it on a website.

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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RE: Another reason why I dislike the social media

Protip:Offline magazines and papers would also pose the possiblity of censorship. Creating your own website mostly read by SSers for the time being would be a better option than you would think.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas, Tinker v. Des Moines (1969) Wrote:In our system, state-operated schools may not be enclaves of totalitarianism. School officials do not possess absolute authority over their students. Students in school as well as out of school are "persons" under our Constitution."
Rebelnerd Wrote:Human rights are being violated by US law enforcement. This is what the media is here for, you're supposed to be the watchdogs! You're supposed to stand up for the downtrodden, not belittle them as though all their problems amount to nothing more than some angry glares toward parents and sabotaging their computers.
I've seen so much shit done to youth and for some reason, this has made me angrier than I've felt in years. Abuse and oppression happens all over the world. It's a terrible reality of modern society, but we've all accepted that it happens and we're doing what we can to fight it and build a better world.
But this...this mindless, condescending disrespect toward people who have no legal voice with which to defend themselves, this reduction of parents' betrayal into a cheap crack about kids being computer-savvy...it's like watching a surgeon joke about life insurance while his patient bleeds to death on the operating table. The media's job is to protect society from oppression and they've drawn a clear line between the people worth protecting and the people that don't matter. How can they people sleep at night?

You're a journalist. DO. YOUR. FUCKING. JOB.

(04-28-2010 08:17 AM)Liquid Wrote:  Laws never seem to help people fight School. Laws only matter if the students are braking them...

(12-03-2011 07:40 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Solution to all these problems: don't fuck people you can't negotiate with in a civilized manner.
(02-09-2012 02:14 PM)Absentinsomniac Wrote:  The only solution is democratic self-paced education where students can excel in what they are good at and work on what their not if necessary, AT THEIR OWN DAMN PACE IN THEIR OWN DAMN WAY.



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