Media Musings Blog Archive How will we survive if the journalist dies In my last blog for Media Musings I'm going to say to you the reader that journalism is important and we need to support it so it can carry on supporting us.
Do you think it would be fair for McKenzie and Baker to work for free to bring you huge stories that have taken months of investigation? I'm going to assume you said no. If McKenzie and Baker shouldn't work for free then why shouldn't you pay to see the articles they produced? When The Age announced they were going to be introduce a pay wall this year Fairfax chief executive Greg Hywood said it was a part of a plan that would hopefully see them save $60 million. Paywalls are an new way for publications to make money from their online editions and therefore carry on paying their journalists. Journalists are not replaceable. The video montage and the McKenzie, Baker articles show the work journalists do is not only important but it is skilled. You cannot do what journalists do if you do not have the knowledge and the skills. When you pay for your news by subscribing to just one media outlet you're supporting journalism and I'm going to go as far as saying you're supporting Australia. 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The slowly matured view of the economical and social necessities and, before all, the ripening moral sense of the masses were the motives that induced the forty three representatives of Lithuanian and Ruthenian provinces, led by their paramount prince, Louis vuitton outlet to enter into a political combination unique in the history of the world, a spontaneous and complete union of sovereign States choosing deliberately the way of peace. Never was strict truth better expressed in a political instrument than in the preamble of the first union Treaty Michael Kors handbags sale (1413). It begins with the words: This union, being the outcome not of hatred, but of love words that Poles have not heard addressed to them politically by any nation for the last hundred and fifty years.
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