(noir)“Très désagréable, voire funeste, cette impression qu’il s’agit, désormais, d’une vraie panique, qui s’est installée de l’autre côté de l’Atlantique dans les rangs des journalistes, frappés de plein fouet par l’impuissance de la presse traditionnelle à se réinventer pour profiter du boom numérique.”
Certains outre-atlantique en viennent à proposer des solutions radicales, qui visent bien à la remise en cause en profondeur de l’idéologie du journalisme, par exemple sa prétention à la neutralité et à l’objectivité.
Et si on allégeait un peu le navire avant qu’il ne coule ?
(noir)“I’ve been arguing…that the newspaper and its news model is already dead. People don’t read newspapers anymore. In fact, people don’t watch TV news anymore either. The striking thing is, people don’t go to the net for news in the place of either medium. They just don’t follow the news. What’s changing that for a new generation of people, and a not so new group as well, is the blog collective. The Huffington Post is one such blog collective as is Alternet. These progressive media outlets function in some respects like a traditional news org, but are incorporating vlogs to deal with TV-style coverage and feature interactive comments.
(noir)Journalists and specialists of many kinds blog in these places and are paid for doing so. What they provide isn’t hyperlocal, but rather hyperglobal. They deal with every issue on the face of the earth, but do so outside the constraints of the failed, corporate media structure. The success they enjoy is a certain freedom to produce journalism that is edgy, opinionated, and takes a particular point of view. Objectivity is out the window as it should be. The comments sections offer the chance for readers (and now viewers) to provide feedback immediately and digest the news according to its perceived successes and failures. That’s what the audience wants. That’s why they’ve abandoned “one way media.”
(noir)The newspaper and television are dead because they are one way communication which don’t reflect the interactive sensibilities of the modern citizen. The practice of objectivity has left most news at the mercy of the pseudo event, press managers who feed the beast. People want to break through the BS, but don’t know how to do it. The answer is partisan journalism. For better or for worse that’s the audience.”