Gillmor: Making the News, Chapt 1

Dan Gillmor’s just posted the first chapter of his new book “Making the News” on his blog site, for reflection and comment.
Great timing for the start of the Mediamorphosis conference.
Opening paragraphs:
“We freeze some moments in time. Every culture has its frozen moments — events so important, and somehow so personal, that they transcend the normal flow of news.
Americans of a certain age know precisely where they were and what they were doing when they learned that President Franklin D. Roosevelt died. Another generation has absolute clarity of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. And no one who was older than a baby on September 11th, 2001, will ever forget when they heard about, or saw, airplanes crashing into skyscrapers.”

Read more here.

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