Thursday, April 19, 2007

Disclosure

Some people who read this blog know who I am and what I do for living. Some of them also know what is happening at my workplace. In case someone is wondering why I do not comment directly what's happening, I want to say that the reason I am not writing about it is that I intend this blog to be positive, to perhaps provide solutions, answers, good ideas. I see no point in lamenting, there has been much of it in blogosphere without my piece of the puzzle.
Instead, I will rather write something about the amazing use of internet resources in the many newspaper articles about the massacre in Virginia. I think that in two years since the bombing in London when the possibilites of citizen journalism first became more seen in the public things have changed a lot for the better. The thing that impressed me most was how quick was Wikipedia and how even the less known media used the internet to explain their readers as best as they could. They used video, audio, interactive maps, slide shows. There was even more information than one could handle. Reading newspapers the next day seemed like a disapointment.
I wonder when we will start something like that in Slovenia, too. None of the sites I checked used so many internet resources to present the story. Someone commented that this is not a Slovene story and that is the reason why not. True. But there are other important Slovene stories and none are so resourceful.

6 comments:

Borut said...

Blog on Sonja! We have RSS feed, so we don't miss a post!

:-)
B5

maja h. said...

jp, if we don't post coment it doesn't mean we don't check your blog. keep going, keep bloging.

maja h. said...

aja, še eno mnenje mam.. upam, da ne boš razumela narobe. samo po moje o teh stvareh res ne smeš molčati. tiho smo lahko uni, ki niti faksa še nismo končali ..., zato ker naše mnenje ne pomeni oz. je samo pljunek v morje.

Ti, Marko Milosavljević in Sandra B. Hrvatin, pa Blankica P. ... mogoče še kdo, pa preprosto ne morete biti tiho. Študirali ste medije! Vse poznate v nulo. Saj so vam doktorati dali tudi neko odgovornost, da opozarjate na probleme v družbi oz. iz vašega področja, če jih opazite, pa se razen SBH ... in kakšnih izjem nihče ne oglasi. Vaše izjave so argumentirane ... imajo težo.

Povsem razumem stališče, da hočeš pisati o pozitivnih stvareh, sam vseeno, mnenje moraš izraziti, kakršnokoli že je - levo ali desno.
Če začnemo molčati, ko vidimo, da se stvari zapletajo/gredo narobe/jih drugi vidijo kot napačne, nismo več novinarji/fotožurnalisti.. to nas loči od ostalih in to dela ta poklic tako poseben.
Novinar/fotograf/strokovnjak s področja medijev/urednik, ki molči/ne izrazi mnenja, je kot gasilec, ki gleda, kako gori hiša.

maja h. said...
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Sonja said...

@borut: thanks:)
@majah: se strinjam in svoje mnenje tudi izražam, samo ne na blogu ...

Sonja said...

@maja h: sicer pa nisem nič razumela narobe in prav imaš, da o tem pišeš... O zadevi se vse premalo ve.