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“I’m not there to ask the top-ten kind of news questions of the day. I’m there to find out who people are and who motivates them, and yes, we get to some of the news of the day, but with that context of who someone is.”
“Fears of mass manipulation by new media are as old as mass media themselves. Almost every expansion of media or new media technology provoked paranoia about the contagious emotions of ‘the masses.'”
“Trust me, this is really, really great even though you don’t know who’s talking and there’s nothing to look at and I’m asking you to focus for 40 seconds!”
Plus: New restrictions for NSA surveillance, layoffs interrupt a bold newspaper plan, and the rest of the week’s journalism and tech news.
“The news media have two bottom lines. One’s the fiscal bottom line — they have to make money to stay in business. The other one’s the civic bottom line.” Caroline O'Donovan
Plus: The fallout of government surveillance, mugshot extortion, a Philly newspaper flap, and the rest of the week’s media and tech news.