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NYT columnist bares internecine battle over who is a journalist
Aug 28th, 2013 by Warren Swil

In ironic twist,

reporters turn

on each other

David Carr, columnist at The New York Times. Click image to enlarge.

IT HAS BEEN a remarkable summer for journalism and those who practice it.
Not only has the public been informed of some huge hitherto secret government spying programs of major significance, but the whistleblowers at the center of it have been the subject of intense coverage.
Now the spotlight has turned back – on the journalists themselves, both traditional and non-traditional.
In a remarkable analysis of the enmity among certain journalists, War on Leaks Is Pitting Journalist vs. Journalist in The New York Times on Monday, David Carr – who writes the Media Equation column – lays bare a behind-the-scenes look at the kerfuffle.


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NYT’S DAVID CARR: Connecting the dots first … again

ALL THE NEWS THAT’S FIT TO PRINT
The New York Times could go out of business, but thanks to folks like Columnist David Carr, it wont. “News no longer needs the permission of traditional gatekeepers to break through,” Carr wrote Monday.
“Scoops can now come from all corners of the media map and find an audience just by virtue of what they reveal.”
So how will newspapers survive? Find the answer here.


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