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Hamsterization arrives.

Is there less good journalism or just insanely higher volumes of news filler?

When journalists must post a half dozen variations on the same pile of research, or link to a compeitors’ coverage it dilutes the product and diverts editors’ attention from more important matters, like investigating bailout recipients.

The Columbia Journalism Review refers the news cycle imposed on journalists by the Internet as Hamsterization, as in running on a hamster wheel. The “Hamster Wheel” is about motion for motion’s sake… volume without thought. It is news panic, a lack of discipline, an inability to say no.”


Posted by Paul Owen on June 15th, 2011 :: Filed under PR,Uncategorized
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