Tuesday, 27 September 2011
Investigative Journalism and Blogs.
We discuss how modern day "journalism", for whatever reason, could be described as "cut and paste" journalism that is made up of Press Releases and soundbites and that the superior "investigative" journalism is coming from those of us Bloggers who stick to the "facts" and the "evidence."
Speaking of "soundbites" readers/viewers might take note that, (as in the vast majority of our interviews) the "interviewee", in this case Senator Ferguson, is "relaxed" she is not thinking, (like she might with the "accredited" media") "I'd better talk in soundbites, they might only use 30 seconds of the interview." This is a service that is offered by Bloggers, and not by the MSM, we are able to get the interviewee to talk "naturally" as they know we can offer (to an extent) unlimited "air-time." They (interviewees) have the opportunity to give a more in-depth and insightful answer to any questions in the knowledge it won't be edited into a 30 second soundbite.
Speaking of "facts" and "evidence" Team Voice, almost exclusively deal in nothing else.
The significance of this interview should not be underestimated. Jersey politicians are, in some cases reluctantly, coming to the realisation that there is an alternative to the monopolised local MSM and they are starting to engage with it.
Blogs and Bloggers are starting to gain credibility in Jersey and from possibly the most unlikely of sources, in this case, Senator Ferguson, and that can only be a good thing, not just for Bloggers but for members of the public who want an alternative ("fact based") to what they get from the MSM.
This two part interview has been published in its entirety with NOTHING edited out so can only be a true reflection of the Senator's words and she could not be misrepresented or misquoted.
Out of all the interviews we (Team Voice) have conducted, we've NEVER been accused by the interviewee of mis-representing them, editing anything out to suit our own agenda, and we do all that we can to put up all interviews in their entirety..........Can any of the same be said for the "accredited" media?
Blogging in Jersey is coming of age while the "accredited" media are dying of old age and complacency.
Part one of this interview can be viewed HERE